DPP returns Anna Catherina murders file to police for further investigation
Four months have passed since the murder of businesswoman Jennifer Persaud and her two young children in their Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara home and the police are no closer to solving this horrific crime.
A source close to the investigation told Stabroek News recently that the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) about two weeks ago returned the file to the police with instructions to conduct further investigations.
This newspaper understands that a sloppy police investigation was done with no real attempt being made to question a man identified as being among the last at Persaud’s shop.
The woman’s reputed husband’s numerous ‘stories’ and his strange behaviour after the bodies were discovered also raised suspicions, but again police did very little to clarify these issues although he was said to be the prime suspect.
Persaud, 41, and her sons Afridi Bacchus, 6, and Jadon Persaud, 18 months, were discovered on September 22 in her bedroom, with stabs wounds and their throats slit. Persaud’s 23-year-old partner, who was the father of her youngest child, was arrested along with an uncle; however they were both released because of insufficient evidence.
Stabroek News was unable to make contact with the relatives. Persaud’s home is locked up and according to residents in the village it is up for sale. The relatives earlier on had expressed dissatisfaction about the release of the reputed husband.