Backtrack tragedy: Woman’s decomposed body found


Almost one month after she went missing, authorities found the badly decomposed body of 48-year-old Sharida Hussein of Pilot Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the remains of the woman were found at the #48 seashore in a clump of bushes on Friday.

The body was positively identified by her son,19-year-old Joshua Samaroo. The remains are at the Anthony’s Funeral Parlour awaiting a post mortem examination.

Hussein and two others were on their way back to Guyana from Suriname via the backtrack route in a speed boat when they informed relatives that they were dropped off in waist-deep water on the sandbank in the dark on February 09, 2021.

The bodies of 77-year-old Baboni Harihar of Percy Smith Street, Palmyra Village and 30-year-old Alwin Joseph were recovered in the same week. Guyana’s borders with Suriname have been closed since March 2020 in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. As a result, many persons have been using the backtrack route to conduct business.


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