1 arrested for former model’s murder

first_imgA man has been arrested in connection with the murder of former model, 25-year-old Simone Hackett whose body was discovered in a trench at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, two days after she disappeared.Dead: Simone HackettThis was confirmed by C Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman during a telephone interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday evening. He also noted that a post-mortem examination that was scheduled to be performed on Wednesday was not done.However, a relative of the dead woman explained that indeed one man was arrested and is being questioned for her cousin’s murder.The person, she added, is not the father of the woman’s child. A Police source has confirmed that ranks at Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) have been briefed on the matter and are on the lookout for the man who works as a miner in the area.It was reported that upon discovery of the woman’s body, her throat was slashed and at least three stab wounds were seen on her back. She reportedly left home on Saturday evening at about 20:30h to uplift a package that was reportedly sent by the father of her child from Mahdia, but never returned home.She was to be the maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding on Saturday last and she also missed her son’s birthday on Sunday. Relative from the initial stage thought that something was amiss after they telephoned the woman and heard sounds in the background but when they tried to contact her later in the night, the phone went to voicemail.Relatives are also of the opinion that the father of her son had a hand in her murder. The man would made threats towards the woman after she threatened to take him to court for child support. As such, her relatives are calling on the Police to arrest him but from reports received, he might have gone into hiding.The woman’s body was discovered in a trench among vegetation by two school boys who were on their way to school.last_img read more

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