Owner of car linked to Branche killing fled country after body found

-Crime Chief confident of solving murder

Kescia Branche

Investigators are confident that they will soon be able to determine how secondary school teacher Kescia Branche met her demise so that charges can be laid this week and they are trying to track down the owner of a car who fled the country the day after her body was found.

Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams told reporters yesterday that over the weekend some intense work was done in the matter.

“…Over the weekend, myself and team, we have done some intense work and we are getting very good information and I am asking the parents of Branche, members of the public, relatives and friends, just bear with us, give us some time and definitely the Guyana Police Force will solve that crime,” he said…..

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Kidnap/murder of Balram “Balo” Maharaj…Seven Trinis seek new trial in US

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Murdered teacher laid to rest

Family, friends and well-wishers turned out in their numbers to say their final goodbyes to murdered school teacher Kescia Branche, who was laid to rest yesterday afternoon.

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