Hours after the body of a Berbice woman was found with stab wounds to the neck, the body of her ex-husband was discovered with a gunshot wound.
Police suspect the woman was murdered by the ex-husband, then he took his own life.
Dead are businesswoman Rhonda Blair and her ex-husband, Rudolph Blair. The two managed a string of retail stores for several years in the Berbice area, but the businesses fell apart as the couple’s marriage came to an end.
On Thursday night, investigators discovered the lifeless body of the woman in the Canje, Berbice yard of her husband. Investigators went to the premises looking for the woman after her friends complained that she could not be contacted.
As investigators launched a search for the husband on Friday, his body was found with a gunshot wound in the house on the same premises. Police ranks had surrounded the house after receiving information that he was spotted there. A gun was reportedly discovered close to his body.
The incident has left many in the Berbice community in shock. The two were well known in the community for their business operations and their support of community events.
Although, friends and relatives were aware of the break-up and the disagreements and arguments that came with it, they have said they did not expect to be faced with such devastating news of a murder/suicide.
The case remains under investigation.