Guyanese is NYC’s first murder victim in 2018

Author:  Edited from CMC
QUEENS, New York – A 26-year-old Guyanese national became New York City’s first murder victim of 2018, after she was reportedly stabbed to death by her husband, whose body was later found hanging from a tree in a city park.

Singh StacyPolice believe that Stacy Singh, the 26-year-old mother of two children, who came to the United States just over five years ago, was killed by her husband, who later killed himself.

They said they are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide after the bodies were discovered about three hours apart on New Year’s Day.

Police said a knife was found near her body.

A Guyana-based online publication reported that the woman was originally from the Mahaicony area, a community made up several villages on the east coast in the County of Demerara in Guyana.


Police named the husband as Vinny Loknath, 46, who had been described as an abusive person.

“She stayed with him no matter what because they had two kids together,” Singh’s brother-in-law Romain Shaw was quoted as saying. “She was hoping for him to change, but he never did. He’s such a coward.”

The couple had a five year old son and a year old daughter.