Venezuelan, 19, found floating in Demerara River

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The partially decomposed body of a 19-year-old Venezuelan national identified as Eliadis Martinez was found floating in the Demerara River within the vicinity of Brickery/Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara on Thursday.

According to a police statement, Martinez who hails from Land of Canaan, EBD, went to a birthday celebration not far from where he resides and consumed alcohol on Tuesday.

About 02:35hrs on Wednesday he left the birthday celebration in a drunken state but never reached home.

Several of his relatives and friends made checks for him but he was not seen. On Thursday, his body was fished out of the Demerara River and he was positively identified by his father.

The body was examined for marks of violence but none was seen, police said, however, his lips appeared to have been eaten by fishes or sea creatures.

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