For the third time this week, Police investigators have found themselves probing the murder of an elderly woman, whose life was snuffed out by a close relative.
This morning, investigators were called to 11 Princess Street in Georgetown following the murder of 75-year-old Audrey Harris.
Investigators have launched a search for the woman’s mentally ill 50-year-old nephew who is the main suspect in the crime.
According to a Police report, the elderly woman shared a house with her reputed husband and nephew.
The woman’s husband left home early this morning for work leaving his wife and her nephew at home.
Close to two hours later, a neighbour contacted another relative after hearing the elderly woman screaming in the house.
When the neighbour went across to the house to check on the woman, they found the woman’s motionless body lying in the yard in a pool of blood.
The relative who was contacted by the neighbour rushed across to the home and came face to face with the murder scene.
The elderly woman and her nephew reportedly had an argument this morning after she told him that he would have to move from the house.
The man reportedly refused and the argument continued.
It is suspected that it was during the argument, that the nephew who is known to be mentally ill, armed himself with a knife and stabbed the 75-year-old repeatedly to the neck.
It is also believed that she was hit across the head with a hammer. The hammer was discovered close to her body.
The suspect has not been seen since the incident and an investigation has been launched.