Police searching for female suspect in miner’s death
A Brazilian woman is being sought by Police to answer questions in regard to the death of 29-year-old Calvin Hamilton, a miner of Aranaputa, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) whose decomposed body was found floating in a well at Puruni Landing, Mazaruni.
Regional Commander Linden Lord, in an interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday, said Police received reports that the woman was last seen in the company of Hamilton and ranks were currently in search of her for questioning.
“We are getting some information to a Backdam where she might have been, so I have sent someone to check it out. She may or might not be able to give us something …,” the Regional Police Commander explained.
Hamilton’s post-mortem results revealed that he died as a result of blunt trauma to the head and asphyxiation due to drowning, compounded by compression injuries to the neck. Law enforcement now believes that the miner might have been murdered.
According to reports, Hamilton, who was employed by the Hard Rock Mining Company in the Puruni Backdam, Mazaruni area, had left his work site between July 17 and July 19, and went to the Puruni Landing and was not seen since by his employer or colleagues.
However, on the same day he left, a 40-year-old businessman told Police that he saw the miner imbibing alcohol at his bar before leaving some time after.
Two days later, the businessman instructed one of his workers to pump water from his well and it was then the man’s employee found Hamilton’s lifeless body in the well.
Investigations continue. (G9)