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…Police find handbag with person items belonging to missing victim
Surinamese authorities have arrested three persons in connection to Monday’s Coretyne River incident which has left two persons dead and one missing, Police sources have told Village Voice News.
Village Voice News understands that the three persons were taken into custody by the authorities on Wednesday.
The victims of Monday’s mishap in the Corentyne River are: 48-year-old Sherida Hussein, of Lot 274 Pilot Street, New Amsterdam; 75-year-old Baboni Harihar, of Glasgow Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam, and Alwin Joseph, a Guyanese who is said to be living in Suriname.
Harihar’s body was discovered along the No.69 foreshore by fishermen on Wednesday while Joseph’s body was found by his relatives on the No. 60 Village.
Hussein remains missing.
Hussein, Harihar and Joseph boarded a fishing vessel on Monday night in Suriname to travel to Guyana via the backtrack route. They had contacted family members in Guyana informing them that they arrived but were dropped off on a sandbank. By the time family members arrived at the location where they had reportedly disembarked, there was no sign of the three persons
Joshua Samaroo, son of Sherida Hussein, said his mother contacted him approximately 10 minutes before her disappearance.
“We were on our way to pick my mother up from the #63 beach where she told me to go and wait for her. While at No. 45 Village side, she called me in panic and fear saying that she is cold and very scared because she was dropped off on a sandbank and she has no visual of land or anything nearby,” he said.
Samaroo said that by the time he got to the No. 63 beach his mother was nowhere to be found. He then called his friends to check other locations that she may have been dropped off but that was also futile.
“She didn’t know where she was at the time and I thought maybe I would have find her at some other location where people would usually drop off other than 63 beach,” the distraught 19-year-old said.
Samaroo told Village Voice News that he is hopeful his mother can be found soon.
“We search from No. 55 straight up to Scottsburgh beach, that’s on land and then we went out into the water from No. 50 and back. We were in the water searching for about 3 hours and then we searched on land since 5 this morning but nothing so far,” he disclosed.
The young man said too that the Police found his mother’s handbag yesterday along the No. 70 foreshore with all her personal belongings, including ID and passport. He said they have been searching tirelessly to locate his mother’s body.
“Tomorrow might be the last day that we will search because it’s past three days and if it is that she drowned, then, her body will swell and burst and go back down into the water. But I’m hoping that it can be washed up tomorrow based on tonight’s tide,” he told this publication.
He continued: “It’s very hard because I can’t sleep and eat. I am being forced to eat everyday by my friends. I don’t even feel sleepy since the incident. I’m really hoping that her body can be located.”
Samaroo lived alone with his mother since his father died when he was a child.
A Post Morten examination is scheduled tomorrow for Alwin Joseph and Baboni Harihar.