“He was a good person and did not deserve this. I just hope the police do not act slowly to bring justice.”
This was the sentiment expressed yesterday by a close friend and roommate of murdered hairstylist/make-up artist/tailor Marcus Anthony Singh.
Still reeling from finding Singh’s bloodied body on Tuesday as he arrived home from work at the apartment they shared with a third person at Amethyst Drive, El Dorado - 22-year-old Ronaldo Gosein described Singh as a “great person who could always bring a smile to your face.”
It was around 6 pm on April 13 when Gosein entered the bedroom and found Singh lying face down on the floor in his underwear, with wounds to the back.
A proud member of the LGTBQIA community, Singh was well known for executing outstanding bridal packages consisting of make-up and hairstyles, as well as specially designed outfits which had gained him quite a reputation.
Although Singh’s body was ordered removed to the Forensic Science Centre, St James around 7.30 pm on Tuesday by the District Medical Officer – the autopsy will not be done until tomorrow (Friday).
The two-day wait is to facilitate the return of the COVID-19 results.
Revealing he had not received any feedback from the authorities up to 4 pm yesterday, Gosein said while Singh’s close relatives live in Guyana – he and a woman who was very close to Singh, would be the two witnessing the autopsy as the country’s borders remain closed.
He said Singh did not have any enemies or received threats.
“He never had any grudge with anybody. I really don’t know who would do this to him and why.”
Gosein said Singh had always been trying to improve his chosen craft every opportunity he got.
“I just hope the police don’t forget about this case and continue looking into this matter…and that it is not a slow process.”
Asked if he believed Singh’s murder was a hate crime, Gosein said no.
Meanwhile, members of the public took to social media to extend condolences to Singh’s relatives and also urge people not to discriminate against persons from this community.
Sasha Sams wrote, “I hope it’s not a hate crime but a crime of passion or something like that. We have too much going on in this country to start having hate crimes. I pray God have mercy on him.”
Billy Billy shared, “Whatever choice he made about his sexuality, he was someone’s son…this is sad, R.I.P.”