Two days after an official missing person report was made by his reputed wife at the Port Kaituma Police Station, the decomposing remains of 40-year-old Andy Whyte was found on Saturday.
Reports are that a search party comprising law enforcement officers and a relative of the missing man made the discovery sometime around 14:00 hours along a trail in the ‘Eye Lash backdam’ in the North West District.
Reports are that Whyte left his Port Kaituma home on Thursday last in the company of another man, heading to the Eye Lash Backdam to collect the proceeds from an operation in the mining area.
However, when he did not return home on schedule his reputed wife reported to the police that he was missing.
This newspaper was told that the man with whom Whyte was last seen alive, has since been arrested.
According to a source, he was allegedly trying to flee the area. There are reports that Whyte never made it into the location he was heading to. According to reports Whyte’s body bore what appeared to be marks of violence and police are awaiting the results of a post mortem examination.
Commander of the Division, David Ramnarine has stated that a forensic team from Georgetown will be deployed to the area to carry out thorough investigation
Meanwhile, the police have reported that they are acting on information received which revealed that two decomposing bodies are lying in a trail at 72 miles Issano. This newspaper was told that police ranks have been dispatched to the location to conduct investigations.
Over recent times with the continuous rising in gold price miners have complained that the sector has been attracting unnecessary attention from criminal elements.
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