Suspect in broom sellers’ murders dies

The suspect in the murders of broom sellers Flory Pappiah and Jennifer Pooran, whose bodies were found in the backlands at Adventure, Corentyne, has died, police said.

Deodat Persaud

Deodat Persaud called ‘Simon’, 21, Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Corentyne, succumbed at about 19:30 hr last night at the New Amsterdam Hospital, a police press release said.

He had ingested a poisonous liquid before being taken into police custody and had later orally admitted to having committed the offence, the police said.

Pappiah, 33, and Pooran, 19, both of Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Corentyne were found dead on Sunday September 30, in the backlands at Adventure, Corentyne, with wounds to their throats.

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