The body of fisherman Shaheed Mohamed, 34, of Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice, was seen floating in Aruka River, North West District yesterday around 08:00hrs.

Police retrieved the body which was positively identified by the boat captain Edwin Oneil and other crew members as that of Mohamed.

He was pronounced dead about 09:00 hrs at the scene 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.

Mohamed was reported missing on August 10, 2021, by the boat captain of Lady URANIA of which Mohamed was a crew member.

It was reported by the said boat captain that Mohamed was last seen in the company of two female Venezuelan nationals two nights before the missing report being made.

Police investigations had led to the two females being detained along with three of Mohamed’s crew members.

An investigation is in progress.


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