Police still trying to locate animal’s owner

first_imgPit bull attackThe Police are still trying to make contact with the owner of a Pitt bull dog, which mauled a man to death and injured two others in Leonora, West Coast Demerara, on Thursday.According to Commander of D Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo), Leslie James, investigators have not yet been able to contact the reported owner of the animal Marceline Basdeo-Small but noted that the search continues.Basdeo-Small is the wife of Jarvis Small who was jailed for the murder Nessa Gopaul.James also confirmed that Basdeo-Small’s brother, who was taken into custody the same day of the attack, has been released.The mauled man was said to be in his fifties and residents claimed that he was a “destitute”.Reports reaching Guyana Times indicated that the dog escaped from the yard, thereafter killing the man and injuring two others. Those who suffered were treated at the hospital and sent away.This newspaper understands that the Police found the owner’s yard unsecured at the time of the fatal Pitt bull attack.last_img read more