Cops probing death of teacher

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) school teacher and her boyfriend has been taken into custody by police.

Tishauna Bess

It is suspected that Tishauna Bess, 26, a teacher of La Grange Secondary may have committed suicide.

Stabroek News was told that Bess was discovered after calls to her phone went unanswered and upon checking she was found lifeless in her home on Wednesday afternoon.

However, Commander of ‘D’ Division Leslie James told Stabroek News that while the matter is being treated as a suspected suicide, the police are awaiting a post-mortem examination to confirm the cause of the woman’s death.

The woman’s family declined to comment on her death and asked that their time of mourning be respected.

Persons having thoughts of committing suicide are advised to seek help from someone whom they trust or respect. Persons can also access help from the Inter-Agency Suicide Prevention Helpline through the following:

Telephone: 223-0818, 223-0009 and 223-0001

Mobile: 600-7896 or 623-4444


BBM: 2BE55649 or 2BE56020

Twitter: @guyanaagency

Whatsapp: 600-7896 or 623-4444

Facebook: Guyana Interagency Suicide Prevention Helpline.