Two held over murder of Plaisance woman

Police have arrested two persons in connection with the death of Ann Mendonca, who was found in her Plaisance home with her hands bound and her mouth duct taped on Friday night.

Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday said investigators have detained two individuals in connection with the murder of Mendonca, 57.

On Friday night, around 9pm, Gregory De Souza, 21, had returned home from work and discovered his mother sprawled on his bed, dead. There was pillow on top of her face.

Stabroek News was told that Mendonza would stay at home while her son would go to work during the day. De Souza, who is also a Government Technical Institute (GTI) student, left home around 8am and returned to find their back door ajar.

A source close to the investigation stated that murder may have been the motive, while observing that only two “measly” gold chains were taken. Police yesterday said jewellery and electronic equipment were found to be missing from the home.

The source said further that it appears that Mendonza was preparing to cook dinner when she was attacked because there was uncooked chicken and diced vegetables in the kitchen.

However, it was unclear whether she let her attacker/s into the house or if the door was opened.


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