Man’s skeleton found hanging
The skeletal remains of a man who has since been identified as 67-year-old Jocelyn Prince was discovered yesterday afternoon hanging from a tree on the southern bank of the Lamaha Canal.
The discovery was made by some men who were hunting iguanas in the densely vegetated area.
The body appeared to be in that position for several months although no one reported Prince missing.
The iguana hunters told this newspaper that they stumbled on the remains while tracking down a large iguana.
They raised an alarm and investigators were summoned to the scene.
From appearances, the person was clad in a shirt and trousers which were damaged by a brush fire that raged through the area recently.
Investigators recovered a Nokia cellular phone and Prince’s national identification card in the pocket of the pair of trousers that the skeleton was clad in.
They believe that the elderly man lived in a nearby shack that is located on the southern dam of the canal.
They are convinced that prince hanged himself.
This is the third human skeletal remains found so far for this year.
It follows the discovery of the burnt remains of taxi driver, Bomeshwar Sukhdeo, on the Mocha access road and the recovery of another skeleton aback of the old Claybrick Factory on the West Bank of Demerara, which has so far been unidentified.