Body of Mabaruma youth found floating in Arakaka River

The body of 20-year-old Avinash Fernandes, called ‘Avi’, who was reported missing, was found floating in the Arakaka River, North West District earlier today, a statement from the Guyana Police Force related.

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

Avinash Fernandes

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

No visible marks of violence were detected on the body. However, thorough check will be done at the hospital’s mortuary.

Fernandes of Mabaruma Compound, North West District, was last seen alive on April 5 at his camp site located at 13 Miles Trail Line Backdam, Arakaka.