GEORGETOWN –– The body of a 62-year-old man was found on Sunday with multiple stab wounds in a shack on a farm at Yarrowkabra off the Soesdyke/Linden Highway where he worked.
The discovery was made around 7 a.m. by his co-workers.
The dead man was identified as Errol Clement Gregory Hernandez, of Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, and formerly of Hosororo Hill in the North West Region.
According to reports, Hernandez’s body was found in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds to various parts of his body at the entrance of the shack in which he had been living.
No one reported hearing any screams.
This newspaper understands that there are four shacks on the farm, but they are at a “good” distance from each other.
Police in a release said that four men had been arrested and were in police custody assisting with the investigations into the circumstances surrounding Hernandez’s death.
Kaieteur News was told that the four suspects in custody worked with Hernandez.
It is unclear what led investigators to make the arrests.
Yesterday, the dead man’s brother Phillip Hernandez said that his sibling had worked on the farm for the past four weeks as a manager.
The 62-year-old man, according to his sibling, was tasked with taking care of the chickens and protecting the farm from trespassers. He was also responsible for turning off the generator at midnight.
The sibling told this newspaper that when workers on the farm noticed that the generator was still running around 6 a.m. on Sunday, they informed the owner of the farm, who instructed them to go to the house to investigate.
“When the workers went to the house and called, no one answered. They were then advised to kick down the door,” the dead man’s sibling stated.
He said that he was informed that when the door was kicked down, his brother’s body was found in a pool of blood and several suspected stab wounds were seen on his body.
Kaieteur News was told that the farm where Hernandez worked is surrounded by bushes and there is no gate.
The farm is about five miles in from the Soesdyke/Linden Highway and the bushes act as a fence to the property.
Anyone with criminal intentions, according to the dead man’s sibling, could run into the farm at any time.
The siblings last saw each other just before the Christmas holidays in 2014.