Shallow grave murder suspect found hanging
June 19, 2002
Leslie Benjamin, the prime suspect in the killing of Sandra Castor, was found
hanging yesterday in the couple's home, the police said.
Castor's body was unearthed on Monday from a shallow grave not far from
where the couple lived in a common law relationship. Benjamin had allegedly
beaten Castor to death and then buried her in the shallow grave.
Stabroek News understands that following the discovery of Castor's body on
Monday, the police had gone to the area to investigate but Benjamin jumped
through a window of the house and disappeared.
He reportedly went back to the home late Monday evening and apparently
hanged himself. Stabroek News also understands that Benjamin was seen on his
return to the home on Monday but after a while no one heard any movement in
the house. It was when a check was made of the house yesterday morning that
his body was found. It was taken out of the house and transported to a city
Castor, 42, went missing three weeks ago.
Neighbours had become suspicious after Castor's reputed husband was seen
throwing disinfectant on the spot where her body was eventually found. He had
also dumped sand and other material on the spot.