Berbice Police investigating decomposed bodies found at separate locations



By Royan Abrams


The Police in B Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two men whose decomposed bodies were found at separate locations in East Berbice, Corentyne on today (Thursday, December 29, 2016.)

Commander of B Division Ian Amsterdam has confirmed that one of the bodies which is badly decomposed and is suspected to be that of an alcoholic who lives alone at 41 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam. He has been identified as 65 year old, Robert Winifred Hercules of Paul Stewart Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam Berbice.

News Room was informed that Hercules was last seen alive by his son, Steven Hercules on Christmas Eve.  Steven told reporters that he visited his father’s home on Thursday and he called out for him but got no reply. He then decided to venture into the house where he discovered his father’s decomposed body on his bed.

The police were called in and the man’s body was removed from the building and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.

Robert has left to mourn his son and other relatives and friends.

The Commander has also disclosed to News Room that he received word that another body of a male was moments ago discovered in the Hampshire Village area on the Corentyne.

News Room understands that detectives are presently at both locations conducting investigations.

Additional details on both discoveries will be provided as it becomes available.

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