Police in the Berbice area are on the hunt for a Corentyne man who stabbed his ex-lover to death in a village shop at Ulverston, Corentyne, right in front of the shop-keeper.
The murdered woman has been identified as 38-year-old Yansen Brusche.
Reports from the area indicate that the woman, who worked at a school canteen, had just walked into the shop to make a purchase when her ex-husband, who is the father of her four children, walked in behind her.
The man whipped out a knife and stabbed the woman multiple times to the stomach after she reportedly told the shopkeeper that they were no longer together and she was leaving him to be dealt with by the law.
The shopkeeper attempted to hold on to the man after he stabbed the mother of four, but he managed to escape as the bleeding woman fell to the ground. She was hurried to an area hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.
The assailant has been identified as 40 year old, Winston Benjamin aka Blood. Up to news time, his whereabouts remained unknown. Relatives said the man had constantly threatened the woman after their relationship fell a part.