Five detained after body of missing fisherman found

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Three men and two women have been arrested after the body of a missing fisherman was found on Thursday.

Police said the body of 34-year-old Shaheed Mohamed of Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice was found floating in the Aruka River at Kumaka Water Front, North West District, Region One (Barima-Wani).

The body was retrieved around 08:00 hrs Thursday and was positively identified boat captain Edwin Oneil and other crew members.

When examined by a doctor, suspected marks of violence were seen on the right side of his neck and right eye.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted on Friday.

Mohamed was reported missing on Tuesday by the boat captain of Lady Urania, the vessel he was in.

Reports are that Mohamed was last seen in the company of two Venezuelan women two nights before the missing person’s report being made.

Investigations led to the two women being detained along with three of Mohamed’s crew members.

Investigations are continuing.

 

 

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