CRABWOOD CREEK, CORENTYNE -
Detectives in Division ‘B’ of the Guyana
Police Force have made no headway in solving the
murders of two women from the Crabwood Creek area.
So far, the police have found
no new clues and there are even reports that one
of the suspects has fled the jurisdiction.
Earlier this month, Government
Pathologist, Dr. Vivikanand Bridjmohan ruled that
43-year old Esther Albert also known as
‘Kamla’ of Bhanjara Sawmill Dam, Lot One Grant
1803 Crabwood Creek on the Corentyne was manually
The woman’s body was found in
the home she shared with her husband and children
on March 2. Her husband, Daveanand Albert, also
known as ‘Brother’ has since disappeared but,
from the inception he was of interest to police.
Over the weekend, a source from
the Guyana Police Force indicated that based on
information received thus far, the man could be
hiding out in neighbouring Suriname after fleeing
the country via the ‘backtrack’ route.
It is alleged that Esther
Albert and her husband had returned home after
imbibing alcoholic beverages on Phagwah day. An
argument reportedly ensued during which Esther was
allegedly slapped and struck with a ‘pointer’
The body bore two wounds on the
head, one on the left eye and another on the
forehead. The suspect’s sister, Shanta Mohan,
lives one house away from the couple and said she
did not hear or observe anything unusual, “Is
she and she husband…me brother been
home after they done drink.
Them children didn’t go home with them right
away. So when ‘Brother’ tell me Kamla dead, I
tell he go to the police.
He say he ain’t got money so
he go to we mother and she give he $500 to go to
Skeldon (Springlands) Police Station and report
it. You know what he do? He ain’t come to the
police station fuh report it, he get away. He
The couple’s 12-year old son
Trevor Albert recalled coming home and finding his
mother lying on the ground.
“When we go me see Mummy lie
down on a ground. She head full a blood, she face
full a blood, all she mouth swell up and full a
blood. She eye been shut and she nah been talking.
She just groaning all the time and lie down on the
floor. All me Daddy deh doing is cussing she out.
He tell she nuff word, all kinda thing he cuss me
The child suspects that the
incident stemmed from his mother’s activity
earlier in the day, “He just cussing me mother
up all the time and he ain’t stopping and all
she doing is groaning and deh lie down on the
ground. Me father cuss she because he vex me
mother been a dance at Vishal house.”
The child said his father
instructed them not to tell anyone so he could not
call out for help. Esther Albert was the mother of
five children. The two older ones were from a
On January 25, the body of
43-year old Nalini Bhoge was found in her Lot 19
Line Path home. The mother of three was
discovered with her neck almost severed and a chop
to the back of her head. At the time of her demise
she was said to be alone at home. Police had
recovered a cutlass and an ice pick which were
suspected to be the murder weapons.
Early February, Commander of
Division ‘B’ of the Guyana Police Force,
Assistant Commissioner Steve Merai had indicated
that during the course of the investigation at
least ten persons were detained over a one-week
period including the dead woman’s husband Boodh
Bhoge called ‘Minku’ a sugar cane farmer. They
were grilled and released, thus providing
detectives with something to work with.
It is alleged that when the
husband left their home on that fateful day to
accompany his two younger children to the Skeldon
Primary School, his wife was cooking.
When he returned home, he was
reportedly of the view that his wife was in their
daughter’s bedroom. He then made his way to the
verandah and after a few moments he went to get
At that point he allegedly
observed a few things which appeared to be unusual
in the master bedroom. He decided to push the door
and saw a drawer ransacked. At this point he
apparently began calling for his wife and it was
then the horrific discovery was made.
Police were working on a number
of theories but there is yet still not enough
evidence to lay any charges. Also of interest is
the fact that investigators have not ruled out
robbery as a motive since money was said to be
missing from the home. The husband claims that a
quantity of cash was in the home but since workers
had to be paid, he could not say if his wife had
paid wages to anyone. A bag containing five United
States passports belonging to the family was found
at the back of the yard.
Monday, March 15, 2010