A post-mortem examination yesterday confirmed that Clementine Fiedtkou-Parris was shot six times and the cause of death was given as perforation of the lungs due to gunshot wounds.
The examination was conducted by government pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Hospital mortuary.
According to a source, the 72-year-old woman sustained three gunshots to the upper chest, two to the left arm and one to the back. The source told this newspaper that investigations are still ongoing in the case even though police have been unable to make another arrest or find the getaway car.
Last Thursday, around 7:45 pm, two men went to the woman’s Robb Street home asking for ‘auntie’. They were directed up side step and as she emerged from her bedroom, which is opposite the front door, one of the men pulled out a gun and shot her several times to the upper part of her body.
The men then jumped into a waiting car while the injured woman was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after. The men did not make any attempts to harm her brother, Fitzroy Fiedtkou, who was sitting on the stairs when they arrived. They also did not demand that he hand over any valuables.
Residents had said that two strange young men were seen driving around the area in a grey car. At one time, a resident said, they parked near the woman’s house. From all appearances the men were investigating the easiest entry and exit points.
Following the murder, police received information that an employee of a city business had gone to the woman’s home and ordered that she remove from the property since it belonged to them (the business). He had even offered to pay her rent but Fiedtkou-Parris refused to remove.
This conversation reportedly occurred a few days before the murder. The employee was arrested but spent less than a day in police custody after repeatedly denying that he had such a conversation with the woman.
Investigators have ruled out robbery as the motive and are pursuing the idea that she was killed over a property dispute.