Woman burnt to death
reputed husband missing
Up to press time yesterday police were trying
to locate Godfrey Stewart to assist them with
their investigations after the burnt remains of
his reputed wife was pulled from their home which
went up in flames early yesterday morning.
George’s remains were pulled from this rubble
Just after 3:30 hours yesterday, the remains of
newspaper vendor Jacqueline George were pulled
from among the rubbles of her house which was
completely gutted. It is believed that the woman
was killed and her body set alight on her bed.
dead woman’s son, Kenneth George, told this
newspaper that when he saw his mother’s remains,
her hands were behind her back. “From what I saw
it looked like her hands were tied behind her back
and her wrists were severed,” the man related.
He said he received the news at around 4:00 hours
yesterday from his sister.
“My sister called and told me that mommy house
burn down. When I reached there, I see the fire
people and police moving away her body,” he
George said when he arrived at the scene he made
several attempts to contact his mother’s reputed
husband but to no avail. “We try calling he but
he phone turn off and we can’t find he
nowhere,” George added.
The man added that his mother was an able-bodied
person and in the event of a fire she would have
been able to make her way out of the building.
Meanwhile, neighbours who spoke with this
newspaper said that the last time they saw
George’s reputed husband was around 01:00 hours
“Like he went out and we just see he come in but
we ain’t know if he went back out and we ain’t
hear no quarrelling or nothing, but he was home
just before the fire start and now he
disappear,” one neighbour related.
Another neighbour said that the couple had a very
stormy relationship which would lead to Ms. George
asking her reputed husband to leave the home but
he would always refuse. The woman’s son did
admit that the couple had problems but whenever
there was a problem his mother would call him over
to sort out whatever issue there was. This
newspaper was also told that the fire started from
inside the house and it was until flames were seen
bursting out then neighbours were alerted. Persons
in the area said that the Guyana Fire Service was
informed and responded promptly.