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Five persons including two women were taken into custody on Thursday after the body of a missing fisherman was found in the Aruka River at Kumaka Water Front, North West District.
Dead is Shaheed Mohamed, 34, of Sheet Anchor East Canje Berbice.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, said Mohamed’s body was seen floating in the Aruka River at around it 8:00hrs on Thursday.
Police retrieved the body, which was positively identified by boat captain Edwin Oneil and other crew members, who had reported him missing days prior. The body was examined and what appears to be marks of violence were seen on the right side of his neck and right eye. The body is presently at Mabaruma Public Hospital mortuary awaiting PME.
According to the police, Mohamed was reported missing last Tuesday by Oneil, the boat captain of Lady URANIA. Mohamed was a crew member.
“It was reported by the said boat captain that Mohamed was last seen in the company of two female Venezuelan nationals, two nights prior to the missing report being made,” the police said.
Police investigations had led to the two females being detained along with three of Mohamed’s crew members.
Further investigations in progress.