Missing AS student decomposing body found at Belle Vue

Dying: Joel Skeete

The body of a partially decomposed man later identified as University of Guyana student Joel Skeete was found lying upside down among the rocks along the west bank of the Demerara River in the vicinity of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

Skeete, 19, disappeared after leaving a barbershop in the Demerara Harbor Bridge Bridge Mall about six days ago.

On the day of his disappearance, his mother, Lorenza Griffith, had reported that her son was last seen around 19:00 h wearing a dark red shirt and a pair of dark gray jeans.

Several people were questioned around the area where the body was found, but no useful information was received.

The body was taken to Ezekiel Funeral Home to await post-mortem. Investigations are ongoing.

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