Grove man’s death being treated as murder

-after autopsy points to foul play

Dead: Ronald Armstrong

An autopsy performed on the remains of Ronald Armstrong, the man who was found along the Diamond Public Road last Friday morning, has led investigators to treat his death as a murder.

Armstrong, 55, of Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, died as a result of shock and haemorrhage due to multiple blunt and sharp injuries to the neck and head, the autopsy, which was performed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary by government pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh, found.

Police told Stabroek News that Armstrong was found in a semi-conscious state in the wee hours of Friday morning along the Diamond Public Road, in the vicinity of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL).

He was first observed by a security guard, who summoned the police to the scene. The police subsequently rushed the man to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he succumbed to his injuries.

While ranks were investigating the scene, police said, bloodstains and skid marks from a vehicle were found. This led the police to probe further by reviewing the CCTV footage made available by DDL. However, the tape did not show if the deceased was attacked while walking along the road.

But an examination found bruises on both his legs from the knee down, and injuries to his upper back, with wounds to the head and one to the neck.

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