Unidentified man found dead on Church stairs

The lifeless body of a man who has so far not been identified was on Thursday afternoon found on the steps of the Brickdam Cathedral in Georgetown.
According to information reaching this publication, the body – clad in a yellow t-shirt and brown pants, and without shoes – was lying on its stomach with its face draped in blood, which eventually streamed down the stairs of the cathedral.
While the circumstances surrounding this man’s death remain a mystery, Guyana Times has been told that from all appearances, the man might have been a vagrant and had no fixed place of abode.

The body that was found on the steps of the Brickdam Cathedral in Georgetown (Photo by Shervin Mendonca Belgrave)

The Police have launched an investigation into the discovery, even as the man’s body was taken to the Memorial Gardens Mortuary to await identification and post-mortem examination.
Just two months ago, the body of a male was found stuffed under a bridge at Schuler and Gomes Optical Services along Brickdam, Georgetown. That man was identified as Abdool Shaheed Khan, 77, of Lot 137 Best Road Squatting Area, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
While it is still unclear how he ended up under the bridge, and how he turned up dead, investigators have revealed that they were called to the Brickdam area after receiving reports that a body was seen under a bridge in the vicinity of the Schuler and Gomes Optical Services.
Upon arriving at the scene, the cops spent hours trying to break the bridge, which is partially concealed, to reach the body. Neighbours said that for days they had been smelling a foul odour in the area, and had thought it was emanating from the body of a dead animal. One man said the smell had become unbearable for him and his family, and he had been hoping that something could soon have been done in regard to the odour.
Reports are that, in an effort to get rid of the smell, the owner of the Schuler and Gomes business place had decided to clean the trench in front of the property, and thus had discovered the body under the concrete bridge.