UK-based man found dead
Retired UK-based solicitor was strangled to death
The The 77-year-old UK-based Guyanese who was found dead with his hands and feet bound in his D’Urban Backlands home on Thursday was strangled to death.
A post-mortem examination conducted by government pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh yesterday revealed that the cause of death was compression of the neck.
Stabroek News has also been told by a relative that George Cadogan was
beaten in the head during the incident and that his head was swollen.
Police said in a release yesterday that Cadogan, a retired solicitor and British citizen, of 180 Century Palm Road, D’Urban Backlands was found around 4.45 pm.
The elderly man was lying on the floor of his house with his hands and feet bound and his mouth gagged with a bed sheet, the release said, adding that the entire bedroom was ransacked.
Further investigations revealed that a laptop computer was missing.
This reporter was told by one of the officers that entry could not be gained to speak to the man’s relatives as the house was still a crime scene. More ranks were inside questioning relatives and conducting further investigations.
It was Cadogan’s brother, Glen who made the gruesome discovery. He
turned up at the house after several telephone calls to the home went
unanswered and noticed that a sheet of plywood blocking a window on the
ground floor was out of place.
At the time of his death, some minor repairs were being done on the house.
Relatives had expressed suspicions that the perpetrator/s gained entry to
the house though ground floor windows which were being repaired.