CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Mon. June 8, 2009: Police in Carney Point New Jersey are appealing for informants in the murder of a 30-year-old Guyanese.
Sven Hinds` body was found dumped in the woods off Courses Landing Road, Carney`s Point, New Jersey, on or about May 4. His killer remains on the lam even as relatives gathered in Brooklyn on Sunday to say final adieu.
Hinds immigrated to the United States with his family in 1987 and went on to found his own clothing lines – Brooklyn Fly, Money Making Men and AGEIZM.
His family say they are shocked at the murder and called it unbearable and devastating.
`We were concerned that Sven had not been in communication with his family for a number of weeks, but did not raise an alarm as Sven resided on his own in Queens, New York, and frequently traveled to promote his clothing line. We tried constantly to make contact with him, to no avail, and had become very anxious,` they said in a statement released by the Caribbean Guyana Institute of Democracy Saturday. `Unfortunately, on June 1, the New York City Police Department notified us of Sven`s murder and referred us to Carney`s Point Police Department, New Jersey.
Carney`s Point Police confirmed that Sven`s was shot four times in the head and other parts of the body and dumped in the woods off Courses Landing Road, Carney`s Point, New Jersey, on or about May 4. This location is in the vicinity of U.S. Route 40 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
On Saturday, President of the New York based CGID, Rickford Burke, called on anyone with information about Sven`s murder to come forward and cooperate with the Carney`s Point Police. `We trust that there will be a thorough investigation of this barbaric crime and that the perpetrators will be brought to swift justice, with the full measure of the law,“ Burke added.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Lieutenant Robert DiGregorio of Carney`s Point Police Department at 856-299-1212, Sergeant Steve Ware of the Salem County Prosecutors Office at 856-935-7510, DSG John Donegan of the New Jersey State Police at 609-882-2000 X2554, or the nearest Police department.