Close to a year after the body of a British government employee was discovered hanging from a rope in the home where she was staying in Guyana, family members and close friends of the dead woman back in London, are maintaining that she was murdered.
The woman, Sarah Rosemary had come to Guyana in September last year to spend some time in a bid to relax her mind, since she was allegedly going through bouts of depression.
It was reported that a few days after her arrival in Guyana, Rosemary began to behave hysterical and abnormal.
Hours before her body was found, it was claimed that she was experiencing “hallucinations” that evening and had to seek out the assistance of local police, to whom she had allegedly expressed an interest in killing herself.
At the time, local police said that they had mistakenly thought that the woman was probably intoxicated and was seeking attention. Hence, they simply comforted Ms. Rosemary and subsequently allowed her to return to the house where she was staying in New Amsterdam, after she had provided them with certain reassurances.
The police said that they were later baffled to discover that the woman had made good on her threat to commit suicide.
Nonetheless, persons in Guyana and the UK who knew her were quick to express their disbelief that Rosemary would have actually committed suicide.
As a result, local police had widened the scope of their investigations.
Even the woman’s best friend with whom she was staying, Ms. Jessica Grumble, had expressed that Rosemary would usually discuss any personal situations with her, but did not have any such conversation in recent times.
In her view, the woman seemingly had no reasons whatsoever to commit suicide.
But months later, and even though a postmortem in Guyana had classified her death as a suicide, like Ms. Grumble, friends and family in the UK are maintaining their belief that Ms. Rosemary was possibly murdered.
Some had even repeatedly taken to social media to express their belief that the crime scene was probably staged to look like a suicide.
One friend, Jessica Gainor, told this publication via a telephone exchange from London last weekend, that she does not have much faith in the investigative skillset of detectives in Guyana, while insisting that British detectives should have been allowed to take part in the initial investigations.
“She had no known reason to commit suicide, neither was she the kind of person who would not have open up and tell her close friends if something was bothering her”, said Ms. Gainor.
She further added that they are currently planning to approach the UK Foreign Office, and by extension, the British High Commission in Guyana in a bid to reach out to the authorities here, so that a new investigation into Ms. Rosemary’s death, can be done.