The CID has found that a text message from Dinesh Schaffter’s mobile phone was sent to Brian Thomas’s phone from the Borella cemetery, after Schaffter became a victim of the killer.
It is believed that Schaffter’s killer had sent the message from Schaffter’s phone to Brian Thomas’s phone, dailynews.lk reports.
CID investigations have revealed that the car in which Dinesh Schaffter travelled came directly to the Borella Cemetery from his home at Flower Road on December 15.
Many details have emerged in the murder, with a CID official saying, “the information is currently being verified and hinted that after the verification of details, many surprising details might emerge”.
Schaffter left home at around 2.06 pm and the crime had taken place within half an hour of his departure.
The doubt has arisen because the text message asking Thomas to meet him was sent after 2.30 pm.
Suspicions have arisen whether there was also an attempt to frame Thomas for the murder.
Thomas had replied to the message that he had no intention of meeting Schaffter.
The two phones have been taken into custody and forwarded to the computer forensic laboratory.
Police Media Spokesperson, SSP Nihal Talduwa said that the security camera system at Thomas’ home too, has been investigated by the CID.
He said that so far there is no indication that Thomas left home during the time of the murder or that he was involved in this crime.
Thalduwa said statements have been obtained from 23 persons, including members of the Schaffter family as employees of Borella Cemetery.