The decomposed, headless body of a male infant averaging between two to three weeks old, was today found floating in the five-door koker canal, Land of Canaan East Bank Demerara.


Enquirers disclosed that on the date and time mentioned persons were walking along a trail beside the five door koker when they observed the body floating at the opposite side of the canal.


The police were summoned and on arrival, the body had floated from where it was initially seen. With the assistance of a resident, ranks canvassed the area and the body was eventually found between a clump of grass in the said canal, about fifteen feet from the Demerara River.


The body was fished out of the water and checked, however because of its current state of decomposition, marks of violence could not be determined. The area was further canvassed for the head but those efforts were futile. It is unclear if the head was severed from the body by person/s or if it was eaten off by fish/sea creatures.


The body was subsequently transported to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home pending further investigations and post mortem


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