Suriname family believes skeletal remains found are those of missing relative


A family in Suriname, after seeing the news that skeletal remains were discovered along the Eversham foreshore, Corentyne, Berbice Saturday morning, have come forward to say they suspect the remains to be that of their relative.

Sarika Nesah, told News Room that her uncle, Wazir Shaw, a fisherman from Suriname, has been missing since August 9, 2022. Nesah said Shaw left to go fishing by himself and never returned. The fishing vessel he was in was found drifting in Guyanese waters.

Nesah said her uncle is Guyanese by birth but moved to Suriname when he was a little boy. She disclosed on the day he went missing, “he went out and work and never came in back.” She said relatives went in search of him but only found the boat.

The family is trying to make contact with authorities in Guyana to make arrangements for the identification of the remains.

Nesah said her uncle had an accident sometime ago and had done surgery on his leg. Steel was inserted in the leg and so she believes that will be the only way to identify whether it is his remains or not.

Nesah’s mother is expected in Guyana in a few days and they are hoping to identify the remains by then.

Police were alerted by a resident of Eversham village that human skeletal remains were found along the Eversham foreshore, Corentyne, Berbice. Officer Nedd, in charge of crime in Berbice, has since disclosed that police received a call around 9:00 this morning and ranks were immediately dispatched to the location.

The body, with torn and damaged clothing, was in an extensive state of decomposition.

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