Kato cops murder probe stagnates, suspect released
Insufficient evidence might have led the police to release a man whom they had identified as a suspect in the murder of two Kato-based policemen and although from all indications the case is now at a standstill, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said that investigations are continuing.
On December 9 last police had said in a press release that a suspect in the murder was arrested when police conducted a search at a mining camp at Karisparu, North Pakarai-mas where explosives were found.
One person was later charged in relation to the explosives.
When contacted recently about the murder investigation, Persaud said that the suspect had to be released on bail. The suspect is a Brazilian national and based on the reports that had been received following the discovery of Constables Marlon Letlow and Leadon Aaron, fingers were pointed at Brazilians.
Persaud said that although the suspect has been released, the investigation is still continuing.
The two ranks had left the Kato Police Station, in Region Eight on an ATV on patrol duties on October 14 and never returned. Two days later the police received information that an upturned ATV with its headlamps on was found at Paramakatoi. It had apparently been spotted by a Brazilian man who was passing through the area. The man also spotted blood on the vehicle but saw no one.
On the following day, the bloodied bodies of the two men were found in the general area. Letlow, 27, was found lying face down with gunshot wounds to his back while …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.