The dead man who was discovered along the Dora trail last evening was this morning identified as taxi driver Leyton Garraway.
Garraway, 48, was discovered by a civilian with suspected stab and chop wounds about the body. His hands and feet were tied together and his mouth gagged.
Wornett Garraway told Stabroek News that she last saw her husband alive on Tuesday morning when he left for work. He was driving his six-week-old car which is yet to be found by police.
Investigators are working on leads that some of the perpetrators boarded a No.43 minibus shortly before Garraway’s body was discovered. This newspaper further learnt from investigators that Garraway was most likely killed at another location and then dumped at Dora.
This newspaper understands that a civilian discovered the body lying face down in some bushes along the Dora trail. A report was immediately made to police and by 4.30pm investigators were on the scene. Investigators were up to late last night making attempts to locate and question persons who were in the area yesterday afternoon. Up to this afternoon police had not yet issued a statement on the incident. When Stabroek News arrived at the scene shortly before 6.15 pm yesterday, several police vehicles along with a group of investigators were seen gathered on the southern side of the highway where the section of the Dora trail that leads straight to the Berbice River begins.
The body was still in position where it was discovered and the area was being secured by police.
Stabroek News learnt that the body was not in a state of decomposition. It is believed that the man may have been wounded sometime early yesterday morning or the previous night. The immediate area around where the body was found is not populated and is hardly frequented. Nearby Long Creek residents, who also work as coal gatherers or labourers in the area, are among the few people who would traverse the Dora trail.
Dora is located more than 15 miles from the highway junction at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. It falls under the Police ‘A’ Division.