Tuschen man found dead with wound to head
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 31-year-old Laurel Samaroo of Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), whose body was found with a wound to his head inside a fuel tanker.
According to a police report, Samaroo died sometime between 21:00h on Friday and 03:00h on Saturday.
Police said Samaroo picked up a fuel tanker from Parika at about 21:00hrs on Friday and proceeded to his home at Tuschen. The owner of the fuel tanker then discovered Samaroo motionless inside the vehicle with a wound to the right side head on the Tuschen Public Road at about 02:00hrs on Saturday.
The owner told police he initially thought Samaroo was sleeping and attempted to wake him up. After Samaroo did not wake up, the owner immediately contacted the Leonora Police Station.
Further investigation in the area by detectives discovered Samaroo’s black haversack, wallet and keys behind a stall in the market area.
The body was subsequently taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, and later to the Ezekiel Funeral Home where it is currently awaiting a post mortem examination.
Police investigations are ongoing.