The police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with the almost three-month old murder of Sherwin Apple, one of the two suspects in the rape of a Linden teen that was recorded and went viral on social media.
The men have been identified as Chiowa Gray, 41, and Kenrick Ronley Yannick Bourne, 32.
Gray’s last known address is Lot 155 Lodge Housing Scheme while Bourne’s is Lot 43 Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden.
The incident occurred on September 25 at the Kitty Seawall.
Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the duo is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 226-1389, 227-2128, 226-7065, 226-2603, 225-9271, 227-1611, 227-1149, 227-1270, 225-6940-9, 444-3406, 444-3297, 444-3274, 444-3512, 444-3297, 911 or the nearest police station.
All information will be treated with the strictest confidence, the police said.
Days after the video went viral on social media, Apple’s body was found at the Kitty Seawall. His death was initially being investigated as a suicide. However, the direction of the investigation turned after an autopsy showed that Apple died as a result of drowning and compression injuries to the neck.
Apple, 41, a clothing vendor of William Street, Kitty, Georgetown and Silver Town, Linden, was discovered lying face down in the mud at the Kitty seawall near Vlissengen Road on the morning of September 25. At the time of the discovery, blood was running from his nostrils.
The circulation of the video led to the Guyana Police Force and the Childcare and
Protection Agency both launching investigations into the matter.
Stabroek News had reported that the suspected victim, during questioning by the police in the presence of her mother, denied being the female seen in the video.
Following his death, Apple’s family have been calling for a thorough investigation as they believed from the inception that he was murdered.
The other suspect in the rape matter was arrested and questioned. He was subsequently released on station bail.