Doctor’s murder: Employees in police custody

Police have detained two male employees of Dr. Colin Roach who was found murdered in his Duke Street, Kingston office at about 22:20h on Tuesday. Dr. Roach owned and operated the International Medical Clinic located in a three-storied building at Lot 111 Duke Street.

The 49-year-old Doctor of Windsor Estates, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was found lying motionless on his back in a pool of blood in the examination area of the clinic. His vehicle and cellphones were missing.

According to a police report, preliminary investigations revealed that the Clinic closed at 15:00h after which one of the employees “went out while the other retired to his living quarters in the top flat, leaving the doctor in his office on the middle flat.”

It is further alleged that about 20:00hrs, a male was seen exiting the building who returned about seven minutes later and re-entered the clinic.

About 22:18hrs the vehicle belonging to the doctor drove out of Duke Street heading north, but the lights in the doctor’s office were still on which prompted one of the employees to call the doctor on his cellular phone but he got no answer. As a result, he contacted his colleague and using their office keys, he went to turn off the lights when the gruesome discovery was made.

Police were summoned and a wound that appears to be a lash was seen on the left side of the Doctor’s forehead.

EMT doctors pronounced him dead on the scene.

The body is presently lying at the Memorial Gardens Mortuary awaiting PME.