The Anglican community has been plunged into deep mourning after the lifeless body of former priest George Chuck-A-Sang was discovered in his Lodge, Georgetown home with suspected stab wounds.
The 82-year-old Chuck-A-Sang had lived alone at Vlissengen Road in Lodge, Georgetown, and his lifeless body was discovered at some time after 15:00h on Monday, according to a Police statement.
Initial investigations have so far revealed that the religious leader’s daughter, Renata Chuck-A-Sang, had last spoken to him via WhatsApp call on Friday at about 08:00h. Their conversation was reportedly along normal lines, but on Monday, at about 15:00h, when she attempted to contact him, his mobile phone went unanswered.
This prompted her to visit her father’s residence, but, again, she was unable to contact him.
As a result, she went to the residence of the current priest, Monsell Alves, at North-East La Penitence, and explained the situation.
Consequently, she and Father Alves went to her father’s home, and the door to his office was opened by Alves.
As they made their way to the living quarters in the upper flat of the house, they discovered the body of her father, clad in a white brief, lying motionless on the floor.
The Police have said what appeared to be several stab wounds were visible on the priest’s body, and his forehead appeared to be swollen.
George Chuck-A-Sang’s body was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), where it was pronounced dead on arrival. The body is now at the Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting a post mortem examination even as the Police investigation continues.
In 2017, Reverend George Chuck-A-Sang served as Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry set up to examine and make recommendations to resolve all issues and uncertainties surrounding the claims of Amerindian land titling; the individual, joint or communal ownership of lands acquired by freed Africans, and any matter relating to land titling in Guyana.
Chuck-A-Sang had served as priest at the Holy Trinity Church on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Pomeroon–Supenaam) and at the St Sidwell’s Anglican Church in Georgetown.