The man whose body was discovered lying on Hadfield Street with a suspected stab wound on Christmas Day, has been positively identified as 36-year-old Darren Edwards.
The Sunday Stabroek was reliably informed that Edwards was positively identified by his sister, Ozillie Edwards, a resident of New Amsterdam, Berbice on Friday afternoon.
The police had said that Edwards, known as ‘Overdose’, was found lying on Hadfield Street, bleeding from a suspected stab wound to the stomach.
He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by public-spirited citizens, where he subsequently succumbed while receiving medical attention.
A prime suspect, who the police said goes by the alias “Nick-Knock”, of Stevedore Housing Scheme, is being sought. He remained on the lam up to yesterday afternoon.Loretta Saul, mother of the dead man, yesterday told this newspaper that the family learnt of Edwards’ death after seeing his picture on the news and in the newspapers. “Is he picture we see on the news night before the last (Thursday) and the papers yesterday (Friday),” Saul said.
Following the discovery, the police had released a picture of Edwards’ face, seeking the public’s assistance in locating his family to correctly identify him.
Saul explained that as of yesterday, the family was still trying to determine what took place to result in Edwards’ demise. “I just heard that he was stabbed and by time they rush he to the hospital, he pronounce dead. Dah is all I know,” she said.
Saul related that she only saw Edwards once in his life, after which, they kept in contact via telephone. “One time I saw him and after then me aint see he back. All he keep doing is calling me pun cellphone,”, she said.
The last Saul said she spoke to Edwards, was about one month ago.