The Mabaruma youth body was found floating in the Arakaka River

The body of Avinash Fernandes, 20, known as ‘Avi’, who was reported missing, was found floating in the Arakaka River, Northwest Region earlier today, a statement from Guyana Police regarding him.

Police said Division One Commander (Barima – Waini), Superintendent Khalid Mandall said Fernandes’ body was already decomposed when it was discovered between 07: 00h and 11: 45h by a party of policemen and his employer – Keith Alphonso.

Fernandes Avinash

Commander Mandall said the body was escorted to Port Kaituma Public Hospital.

No visible marks of violence were found on the body. However, a thorough check will be carried out at the hospital mortuary.

Fernandes from Mabaruma Compound, Northwest Region, was last seen alive on April 5 at his camp site at 13 Miles Trail Line Backdam, Arakaka.

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