Post-mortem confirms Essequibo cop committed suicide


By Leroy Smith

A post-mortem performed on the remains of police Special Constable, Shendal George, has confirmed that the gunshot wound she sustained to her throat is consistent with one which was self-inflicted.

Special Constable Shendal George

The results of the post-mortem have put to rest speculations by members of the public that the police rank might not have taken her own life.

The Special Constable who was performing duties at the Caricom Rice Mill on the Essequibo Coast was found lying dead in the washroom of the said facility moments after she left her post.

The News Room was told by police sources in the division that the woman was having domestic issues.

At the time of the discovery of her remains, a service revolver with one live round and one spent shell were recovered from the scene.

On Monday, Divisional Commander of the Police ‘G’ Division, Senior Superintendent, Steven Mansell and other senior ranks of the division paid a visit to the woman’s family. There they met with her mother and other relatives. The representative from the force Chaplaincy program in that division was also present and he prayed with the grieving relatives.

Given the circumstances under which the woman died, she will not be afforded a military funeral as it is against the standing orders of the force.

However, tonight (Tuesday, May 09, 2017), the police will he holding a wake for her at the Anna Regina Police Station.

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