Prime suspect in Dr. Roach’s murder arrested in Berbice


The prime suspect in the murder of Dr Colin Roach who was found dead at his Lot 111 Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown office on Tuesday night, has been arrested by the Police. 

A Police report said that ranks from the Major Crimes Investigations Unit, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Headquarters on Friday morning went to Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) where they arrested 25-year-old Hilton Oliver Junior Franklin. 

The lifeless body of Dr Roach of  Windsor Estates, East Bank Demerara was found at his office. Preliminary investigations revealed that Dr. Roach owned and operated the Dr. Roach International Medical Clinic located in a three-story building at the aforementioned address.

According to his two male employees, on Tuesday, the clinic was opened for business between 07:00hrs and 15:00hrs. After the clinic closed, one of the employees went out while the other retired to his living quarters in the top flat of the said building.

The doctor was left in his office in the middle flat. It is further alleged that at about 20:00hrs, a male was seen exiting the clinic. About seven minutes after, the said male re-entered the clinic. At about 22:18hrs, a vehicle belonging to the doctor was seen coming out of Duke Street heading north.

It was further observed that the lights in the doctor’s office were still on which prompted one of his employees to call his cellular phone. But when the calls went unanswered, the doctor’s worker alerted the other employee. The young men used their key to gain entry to the clinic to turn off the lights.

They, however, discovered Dr. Roach lying motionless on his back in a pool of blood in the examination area. Police ranks were summoned to the scene and they observed a wound on the left side of Dr. Roach’s forehead. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

The two male employees have been detained for further questioning. Investigations are ongoing.

Prime suspect: 25-year-old Hilton Oliver Junior Franklin


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