Decomposed body found at Hope Beach identified

The badly decomposed body of the man who washed up at Hope Beach on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Sunday has been positively identified, police said.
On Tuesday, a man went to Cove and John Police Station, ECD and informed ranks that his father-in-law, Michael Bacchus, 74, of Lot 18 Houston, East Bank Demerara, had gone missing since April 16, 2024.
A missing person report was made at the Brickdam and Alberttown Police Stations respectively by the relatives.

Dead: Michael Bacchus

As a result, the man was accompanied by the police to the Memorial Gardens Mortuary, where he identified the body to be that of Bacchus by the clothing and dentures.
He told Police that Bacchus suffered from dementia and was a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital. A post-mortem examination is scheduled for May 3.
Police had reported on Sunday that a Mangrove Ranger reported a human body had washed up at Hope Beach, ECD. A party of police led by a sergeant visited the scene. On arrival, the decomposed body of a male clad in a cream and black striped jersey and cream underwear was seen lying motionless, facing up in an advanced state of decomposition.
However, due to the advanced state of decomposition, no marks of violence could have been detected. The body was then taken to Memorial Gardens Mortuary. (G9)