Businessman Murdered in Carriacou

Police are still on the search for positive leads that can lead them to solving the murder of a 69 year old Syrian businessman who was found dead in his place of business and residence on the sister isle of Carriacou.

Rafat - killed at his business place

Rafat – killed at his business place

The battered body of George Rafat, who has been operating business on sister isle for some years, was discovered dead last week Friday morning on Lower Main Street, Hillsborough.

A police source told THE NEW TODAY that the lawmen are looking at all possibilities and have not ruled out any motive for the killing.

“We don’t have anything solid at the moment but we have heard a few things and looking at all of them”, he said.

According to the source, it appeared that Rafat was “tortured” before he was killed.

This newspaper understands that Garbage Collectors who were making the rounds last Friday morning saw the window of the business place broken and decided to call the police.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Rafat was strangled to death.

The Syrian had operated “George’s Store” on the Corner of Melville and Granby Streets for a number of years before closing shop and relocating to Carriacou.

A short release from the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force said that, “Police are investigating the death of a sixty-nine (69) year old businessman on the Sister Isle of Carriacou. The man’s body was discovered sometime this morning, Friday 7th October, 2016, at his business place/residence at Lower Main Street, Hillsborough”.

Rafat is said to be one of two Syrians with stores on the sister isle.

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