Paradise girl died of strangulation

-autopsy finds

Patricia Younge, the young woman who was found buried in a shallow grave in the cemetery at Paradise, East Coast Demerara, was strangled, an autopsy found yesterday.

However, Younge’s relatives will have to wait between three weeks and a month before they will know if she was also sexually violated as is suspected.

“They said that she was strangled, it seems, with she panty or brassiere. But we will have to wait three weeks to a month to know if she get rape too because they take samples… and won’t get it back till that time,” her uncle, Kewis Younge, told Stabroek News yesterday.

Patricia Younge
Patricia Younge

When asked for an update on the investigation yesterday, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud told reporters that he believes that the young woman’s boyfriend, with whom she had been living at Paradise, was still in custody.

When asked if the man was a prime suspect, Persaud stated that he was a person of interest.

However, the woman’ uncle said that her boyfriend was released yesterday.

Patricia Younge, 19, was last seen alive on Sunday when she left to view the Mashramani festivities in the city. The body of the former waitress of the Bettencourt Restaurant, on D’Urban Street, was found on Wednesday evening in the shallow grave after a search was launched for her. It appeared that she was raped before she was killed and a police source said that that from the initial investigations, the crimes seemed to be the act of more than one person.

Younge will be buried on Monday.

 

 

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