…suspects still being interrogatedAs the five men held on suspicion of murdering 18-year-old Qualfon receptionist Raynelle Benfield remain in Police custody, the Post-Mortem Examination (PME) has confirmed that she was alive when she was bashed in the face.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh conducted the autopsy on Monday and determined Benfield’s cause of death as crushed injuries to the face by a bluntMurdered receptionist Raynelle Benfieldobject. The PME also determined that the young woman was not raped at the time of her demise and that the burn marks were as a result of burns from the sun.Benfield was last seen by colleagues early Saturday evening and was found partly unclothed in a Muslim cemetery near her Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara home just after 07:00h on Monday. As the Police continue to figure out the timeline surrounding the teen’s final hours, the suspects are allegedly reluctant to disclose what they may know about the ghastly crime. It was observed that Police in C Division (East Coast Demerara) were yet to make a breakthrough on the teen’s murder.The teen’s relatives were on Monday questioned by investigators about her social life and acquaintances which prompted ranks to visit the homes of several young men in the area. These young men were arrested and one of them was Benfield’s boyfriend, a suspected gang member who had reportedly dated a female relative of Benfield in the recent past.When the teen’s body was discovered, her hands were resting on her chest while the pair of jeans she was wearing was pulled to her knees. Guyana Times reported that the teen left home on Saturday morning for work and after she did not return home that evening, her relatives were under the impression that she was working overtime. Her colleagues also stated that they last saw her around 18:00h on Saturday.
0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks keeper Gad Mathews celebrates with his trainer after saving two penalties against Bungoma Superstars to see Sharks go through to the FKF Shield semis on April 21, 2019. PHOTO/Kariobangi SharksNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Defending champions Kariobangi Sharks survived a scare from third tier side Bungoma Super Stars to win 4-2 on post-match penalties and progress to the semi-final of the Football Kenya Federation Shield.Sharks, who make it to a fourth consecutive final, will now face KCB in the last eight with the bankers having earlier on dismissed National Super League side Bidco United 4-1. Meanwhile, Bandari will face off with fellowCoastal region side SS Assad in the other semi after both also won their respective quarter final duels on Saturday.Bungoma had put up a giant killing spree knocking out former champions Sofapaka and AFC Leopards on their way to the quarter final and were on the way for another memorable victory before Eric Kapaito spared Sharks the blushes with a late equalizer.Iddi Wasike had given Bungoma a 78th minute lead before Kapaito, the reigning KPL player of the year stepped up tp restore parity at the stroke of 90 minutes.On penalties, keeper Gad Mathews saved twice to see his side remain on course for a second piece of silverware this season.In the early kick off, a goal apiece by Michael Kibwage, Bolton Omwenga, Victor Omondi, and Kennedy Owino saw KCB stroll to a 4-1 win. Dinken Mwema scored Bidco United’s consolation.The SportPesa Shield defending champions then went on to win it 4-2 in post-match penalties.The semi-finals will be played on May 12 with the final scheduled for June 1.Quarterfinal ResultsSS Assad 2-1 Congo Boys (Mbaraki Sports Ground)Bandari 4-1 Western Stima (Mbaraki Sports Club)Sunday, April 21, 2019KCB 4-1 Bidco United (Machakos Stadium)Kariobangi Sharks 1(4)-1(2) Bungoma Superstars (Machakos Stadium)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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