Murder/suicide rocks Sisters Village

-fifteen year-old girl knifed to death, boyfriend hangs self

A 15-year-old girl of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice was knifed to death while the body of her 27-year-old boyfriend was found hanging from a mango tree around 6:00 this morning.

The body of Latoya Adams, a student of Berbice Educational Institute bore a deep slash to the neck and was also found with a knife stuck to the chest.

The body was discovered lying in a track close to their homes and a pair of slippers that belonged to her boyfriend, Kelon Sam was nearby.

A neighbour first discovered the man’s body hanging from the tree in his yard when she opened her door this morning. She then shouted for his brother who raised an alarm.

It was while persons were rushing to the scene that the girl’s body was found.  The girl’s guardians work as security guards and were reportedly not at home during the night.

Police today issued the following release:

The police are investigating a suspected murder/suicide following the discovery of the bodies of Keshana Adams, 14 years, and Kelon Sam, 23 years, behind their homes at Sisters Village, EBB, at about 0600h. today Thursday June 05, 2014.
The body of Keshana Adams was found with stab wounds to her neck, while that of Kelon Sam was found hanging from a tree.
The bodies are at the Arokium Funeral Parlour, New Amsterdam, awaiting a PME.


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