AN autopsy done on Tuesday on the charred remains, believed to be that of Collin Rodney called “Glock”, which was discovered by the police on Friday last in the trunk of a car in Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, proved inconclusive.
However, police also took several samples of the leg bone, teeth and thigh bone to analyse through DNA to confirm the identity of the remains currently at the Bailey’s Funeral Home.
After being reported missing on October, 25, 2019, Rodney, a former policeman, also known as “Troy” and “Cutty” was last seen leaving his home at Durban Street, Lodge, Georgetown.
He left in his car, a silver grey Toyota Allion, PRR 1076, which is believed to be the car he was found in. His body and the car were burnt beyond recognition.
Reports indicate that Rodney went missing after he left his home to attend court to provide evidence in the murder trial for his cousin, Marlon Rodney, since he was a witness to the murder.
On that day, Rodney was supposed to give his final testimony in court; however, he never reached the court steps. The trial is in the preliminary inquiry stage.
Thirty-nine-year-old Osafa Grundell, called “Safo” of Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown and James Fraser, 21, called “Dab” of Garnett Street, Georgetown, were charged for the murder of Marlon Seon Rodney, called “George”.
It is alleged that between April 25 and April 30 last, at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, the 35-year-old taxi driver of Lot 71 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was involved in a heated argument with Grundell, Fraser and another man called “Curl Up”.
The defendants reportedly pulled out guns and discharged several rounds at Rodney, who was hit in the left leg.
A passerby, identified as 24-year-old Shaquille Dion, of Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, was also shot in the process.
The injured men were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where Dion was treated and sent away while Rodney was admitted in a critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.