Police officers are currently en route to Blackwater Backdam (Eteringbang District) to investigate reports of a double murder at a mining camp.

About 08:00hrs today, Kevin Faerber, a miner of Lot 10 Thomas Street Kitty, who has a gold mining operation in Blackwater Backdam, Cuyuni River, said he received information from workers at his camp that the General Manager, Richard Bachan, and Security Officer, Niles were found dead in their hammocks in the watch camp.

The AR 15 firearm that Niles was armed with is reportedly missing. They were supposedly the only two persons at the ‘watch camp’ at the time.

The mats from the sluice box are also said to be missing.


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