Autopsy confirms clothes vendor died of stab to neck

Leon Delph

A post-mortem examination has found that Leon Delph, the Regent Street clothing vendor who was fatally stabbed on Sunday morning, died of an incised wound to the neck.

Government pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh performed the autopsy at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary.

Delph, called ‘Solo,’ 34, who was a father of three of Quamina Street, George-town, was stabbed by a Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara resident. The attack reportedly stemmed from an old grievance between the men.

‘C’ Division Commander Edmond Cooper said that police are still searching for the suspect.

“We know who we are looking for but we have not been able to find him as yet,” Cooper told Stabroek News.

He noted that the police have determined that the suspect was injured but checks made for him at health institutions have so far proven futile.

Delph was attacked at around 6.30 am along the Buxton Railway Embankment, where he had gone with friends to participate in the Buxton Mashramani celebrations.

The suspect, police said, saw Delph inside of a minibus and he immediately approached and stabbed him with a knife in his neck then ran away.

Although bleeding profusely, Delph armed himself with a broken bottle and a knife and ran after his assailant, whom he caught. He inflicted several wounds on him before he collapsed.

Delph was then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.