Partially decomposed body of unidentified man found in Bartica house

The partially decomposed body of an unidentified man was on Saturday discovered in his house at 3rd Avenue Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
The man was of African descent and appears to be in his 60s.
Reports are the man lived alone and did odd jobs around the Bartica community. He was last seen alive on Christmas Day by a neighbour.
It was reported that on New Year’s Day, neighbours said they noticed a foul smell coming from the man’s house, and decided to check on him.
Upon investigating, the man was seen sitting in a chair in his living room. His body was in a state of decomposition.
A report was subsequently made to the Bartica Police Station and the ranks responded promptly.
Upon their arrival, the body of the dead man was examined and thereafter escorted to the Bartica Public Hospital Mortuary for a post-mortem. Investigations are ongoing.
Only on Friday, the body of 49-year-old Gopaul Bissoon called “Dona” was found in his home at Barclay Street, Goed Fortuin, WBD.
Based on Police reports, cops received the call at about 13:20h on Friday from an unknown caller, stating that a body was lying at the Goed Fortuin, WBD address.
Acting on the information received, a party of Police officers went to the location, and upon arriving, they noticed the body of the man lying motionlessly on his back. Checks were made on the body for marks of violence, but none was seen, Police said. His body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem.