Susan Seepersad

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A mentally deranged man who was held in connection with the murder of mother of two, Susan Seepersad, has been released.

This as police continue to search for clues into the killing.

Investigators said the 24-year-old suspect had been picked up in Fyzabad last week, hours after Seepersad, 34, was found murdered at her Rampersad Trace, Debe apartment.

An autopsy revealed her throat was slit.

Investigators completed a file which was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions but after consultation, the suspect was released. A broken puncheon bottle and a kitchen knife, believed to be the weapon were seized by the police.

In an interview, Seepersad’s distraught mother Radhica Rampersad said she did not know the suspect was freed.

“I didn’t know he was released,” she sobbed, adding, “ I am praying for the best.”

Police said Seepersad was last seen alive around 2 am last week Monday arguing with a tenant. She worked as a market vendor selling produce to mind her two children aged five and 15. The children were not at home when the murder occurred.

Rampersad, in an earlier interview, said Seepersad was the second daughter who was killed.

On November 23, a man doused her 26-year-old daughter Annie Seepersad with puncheon rum, then set her on fire in a domestic dispute at Ste Madeleine.

Annie died six days later at the San Fernando General Hospital.

A month later, police charged a 44-year-old man with the murder. The case is pending at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.

Senior police said yesterday that the case was not closed and they are continuing to work on several leads. Snr Supt Mohammed, Insps Corrie and Teeluck, Cpls Harrypersad, Roopnarine and Bridgemohan, PCs Sankar, Ramnarine and other police from the Southern Division and the Homicide Bureau Region III visited the scene.