Nov 03, 2012 News Comments Off on Canadian’s post mortem further delayed
The post mortem which was expected to have been done on the remains of Jean Le Blanc, the Canadian who succumbed after being injured during the Ricardo Rodrigues execution, has again been stalled.
According to a source, the post mortem was delayed because there are no financial arrangements in place for storage of the body after the post mortem. This publication was told that a Canadian Embassy official was scheduled to be present yesterday for the post mortem to be done.
However this publication was told that no financial arrangements are in place hence the post mortem was again put on hold. This source said that the embassy is expected to make arrangement for that aspect to be dealt with. Further reports are that aside from the post mortem toxicology tests are expected to be done.
On Friday October 26, around mid morning, La Blanc who was nursing a gunshot injury to his buttock succumbed. Reports are that Le Blanc was scheduled to leave for his homeland on the Tuesday after police had promised to return his passport and cash which they had taken away from him shortly after the shooting.
In an earlier interview, Le Blanc said that he was holidaying in Guyana and ‘was in the wrong place at the wrong time’. He had told this publication that he arrived in Guyana on October 13 and was expected to leave three days later.
On the day of the shooting he said that he was in a taxi passing but asked the driver to stop at the spot to drink a few beers. He claimed that several persons had visited him in the hospital and had promised to inform his family about the incident but “I don’t know if anybody did. Nobody has come and told me that they called.”
On October 15, last Ricardo Rodrigues was killed when gunmen open fired on him while he was sitting at the Pit Stop Bar which is located at the GMR&SC compound, Albert Street. Three other persons, including Le Blanc, were shot.
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