Prime suspect held for Guyanese agriculturist’s murder

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 7:16 by Denis Chabrol

The house in which  Anthony Breedy's body was found

The house in which Anthony Breedy’s body was found

A prime suspect in the murder of Guyanese agriculturist, Anthony Breedy, has been arrested with the dead man’s Automatic Teller Machine’s (ATM) card in his possession.

Breedy’s Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was also found at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara with a fake license number written on pieces of cardboard. The detainee has already told investigators that he and his accomplices had planned to take the vehicle to Berbice to sell it.

The body of the 60-year old man was found Monday morning with his hands and feet tied and severe injuries to his head.  A friend who had gone to take fruits for him at his Hill Foot, Soesdyke-Linden Highway home discovered his body in the lower flat of his home. Police said the top flat was ransacked.

Breedy was well-known and highly respected on the Caribbean island of Montserrat where he worked as an extension officer for several years in the aftermath of the volcanic devastation of more than half of that British dependency.