Body of mentally unstable man recovered

The body of 53-year-old Jeffrey McEwan of Norton Street, Lodge was recovered from a trench at Hadfield Street and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown after it was spotted floating therein by passers-by at about 13:50h on Friday. He is suspected to have died by drowning.
An allegedly mentally ill man, McEwan once resided in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, and was described by family members as an alcoholic who did odd jobs for a living.
A relative told Guyana Times that the man had been mentally unstable for quite some time, and had even set his Sophia house on fire a few years ago. McEwan was last seen on Friday morning wandering in the Hadfield Street area.
While the Police suspect he might have drowned, foul play has not been ruled out, since several marks of violence were observed about his body. An investigation has been launched into this man’s death.
His body is at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.