The decomposed body of Mahendranauth Jaipaul, a 56-year-old fisherman of Lot 14 Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was discovered yesterday by four fishermen while they were catching crab at Eversham foreshore in Berbice.
The four fishermen — Rakesh Chunilall, 33, from Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice; Romero Singh, 31, from Port Mourant Squatting Area; Rayon Singh, 25, from Palmyra Village; and Bryan Daniels, 62, of Palmyra Village, went to the No. 51 Police Station and reported the discovery of the motionless body.
When detectives visited the scene, the body was lying face down. Due to the advanced stage of decomposition, an examination for marks of violence could not be done by the crime scene technician.
The body was later escorted to the Skeldon Public Hospital, where it was certified dead and then escorted to Anthony’s Funeral Home, where it awaits a post-mortem examination.
Jaipaul’s body was identified by his brother, Manpaul Jaipaul, a 57-year-old Hire Car driver of Lot 121 Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice.