Guard confesses to killing West Berbice waitress – police

B Division investigators yesterday were able to get a confession from one of the suspects who was taken into custody in relation to the murder of Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice waitress, Marissa Rehanna Fraser.

Commander of B Division, Lyndon Alves yesterday confirmed that the man, a security guard, 38, of Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice had confessed to stabbing the woman on Monday morning.

According to information gathered, the accused cited jealousy as the motive. He reportedly told investigators that he along with the victim and two other males were at a wedding house at Number 3 Village, West Coast Berbice when she left the wedding in the company of another male in a car which annoyed him.

The accused said that around 1 am on Monday he saw the woman at the Number 5 Village, Public Road, West Coast Berbice under the influence of alcohol. He apparently made advances towards her which were rejected. He then attacked the woman with a pair of scissors and stabbed her several times

Marissa Rehanna Fraser

Fraser, 22, of  Lot 24 Public Road, Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice was discovered stabbed to death in a trench, one village away from where she resided.

Fraser’s body was discovered in the trench by passersby sometime around 7 am on Monday. Police had placed three persons in custody for questioning, one on Mon-day and two yesterday, after which the suspect confessed to the crime.

Her family on Monday had told Stabroek News that Fraser had left home on Sunday around 7 pm and returned around midnight.

According to the relatives, Fraser then hurriedly ventured out once more. They had suspected that someone was waiting on her outside.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be done on Fraser’s body today.

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