Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Ex-boyfriend charged for WASA security guard's murder

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of WASA security guard Chris Rivers.

The accused, an ex-boyfriend of the 24-year-old woman, is from Oilfield Road, Union Village, Mayaro.

He was charged with murder by PC Gillead of Homicide Region II.

Rivers’ body was found in a forested area near the Mafeking Cremation Site in Mayaro a week ago.

Police were led to the scene by a woman who is aiding them with inquiries.

The woman allegedly told police that Rivers was strangled to death by a man close to her on July 8, the day she was last seen.

It was alleged that the incident took place at the man’s home at Oilfield Road, Union Village, Mayaro.

Her body was dumped in the area by the same individual.

The woman told police that she knew this because the man allegedly told her what transpired, and then forced her to come for the ride as he disposed of the woman’s body.

She said she was afraid for her life and had no choice but to comply as she claimed the man was abusive.

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