Anisa Miguel died by drowning, no marks of violence found on body


Nineteen-year-old Anisa Miguel, whose body was found on Sunday last floating in the Mazaruni River, died by drowning, according to an autopsy performed on Wednesday.

The Post Mortem Examination (PME) was performed at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Georgetown by government pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh.

Police said Miguel’s body was positively identified by her reputed husband, Roopnarine Satnarine who witnessed the autopsy, along with two police ranks.

“The cause of death was given as drowning. According to the Pathologist, no injury or marks of violence were present,” the police statement noted.

The body was thereafter handed over for burial.

When the woman’s body was found on Sunday, still clothed and lying face down in the river, it was examined by a detective who observed that around the neck area bore a red mark.

The body was in an advanced state of decomposition.

The area where the body was found is approximately four miles away from Martin’s Landing where she was reported missing.

The young mother of one was last seen alive on June 17 at an entertainment spot in the area. She and two others had travelled by boat to Martin’s Landing to sell perfumes and other items for their employer.

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