At around 15:00 hrs yesterday, 25th of October, 2022, a female who identified herself as Lis Sam called the Bartica Police Station in Region 7, Guyana, South America, and reported that she received information from one Henry Alphonso, a miner and claim holder at Barakat Mining Concession, that his workers saw what appeared to be a bloated body of a human floating in the Mazaruni River.
As a result, at around n 10:00 hrs today, 26th of October, 2022, a police rank went to Barakat Backdam, Mazaruni River where he made checks and observed the motionless body of an unidentifiable male floating face-down in the Mazaruni River. The body was fished out of the said river and found to be in an advanced state of decomposition. Due to the state of decomposition, no mark of violence was seen. The body was clothed in a black short pants and a vest.
The body was photographed and was later escorted to Bartica Regional Hospital where it was pronounced dead on arrival by Dr. Ramdat. The body is currently awaiting transportation to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home for storage, awaiting a Post Mortem Examination. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.
Investigation in progress.
Source: Guyana Police Force
Team Guyana, South America extends heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased.