Police have discovered a body floating in the Aruka River at Kumaka Water Front North West District on Thursday, August 12.
According to reports, the man has been identified as Mohamed Mai aka ‘Shaheed Mohamed’ of Sheet Anchor East Canje Berbice. The facts presented revealed that the 34-year-old fisherman was reported missing on August 10 by the boat captain of Lady URANIA Edwin Oneil, of which the deceased was a crew member.
The Boat Captain had reportedly told police that Mohamed was last seen in the company of two female Venezuelan nationals, two nights before the missing report was made.
About 8:00hrs on Thursday, a body was discovered, suspected to be that of Mohamed at the said location, where he was positively identified by the boat captain and other crew members. He was pronounced dead an hour later by a doctor.
The body was examined and what appears to be marks of violence were seen on the right side of his neck and right eye.
The body is presently at Mabaruma Public Hospital mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination which is scheduled for today.
Police investigations had led to the two females being detained along with three of Mohamed’s crew members.
Further investigations are in progress.