Police to request phone records of murdered ex-cop

first_imgAs investigations continue into the gruesome murder of Collin Rodney, called “Glock”, whose badly burnt remains were found in a car trunk, Police are combing through the dead man’s phone records which may lead them to the perpetrator(s). According to a reliable Police source, investigators are said to be going through Rodney’s last call records to determine who made contact with him before his unfortunate demise.Based on reports received, investigators have deduced that Rodney was proceeding up the East Coast of Demerara after receiving a call. It was ruled out that he was abducted from home.It was related that the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL) is carrying out DNA tests on the remains to confirm their identity.Less than five months ago, the GFSL had announced that almost five years after being officially opened, it was now able to conduct critical tests that would aid in the fight against crime.Director of the $1.049 billion facility, Delon France, during the commissioning ceremony for the new services this year, had listed the newly-added features, stating that DNA tests which could be conducted there would use samples from the human cheek, semen and vagina, hair, blood and most importantly, fingerprints or skin.However, no mention was made about the testing of bones that could possibly be discovered at crime scenes.Rodney, also known as “Troy” and “Cutty”, was last seen on October 25, 2019, about 08:00h when he left his home to attend court to give evidence in the murder trial of his cousin, Marlon Rodney. He was a witness to his cousin’s murder. However, he was a no-show in court.He had left his residence in his car – a silver-grey Toyota Allion, PRR 1076, which is believed to be the car that was torched on November 1, 2019, with human remains in the trunk.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 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, was involved in a heated argument with Grundell, Fraser and another man called “Curl Up”.The accused reportedly whipped out firearms after the row escalated and discharged several rounds at Rodney, who was hit in the left leg.A passer-by was also shot in the process.The injured men were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Rodney later succumbed.last_img read more

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