An autopsy performed yesterday on the remains of Sherlock Jones has been inconclusive.
Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh carried out the post-mortem examination at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
According to a source, samples of tissues were taken from the body for further testing. Up to press time, Kaieteur News was unable to ascertain whether the samples will be kept in the country or taken overseas for testing.
Nevertheless, the school teacher who was held for questioning in relation to Jones death has since been released on $20,000 station bail.
Prior to his death, Jones and five other men were carrying out a “full cast” in the teacher’s yard at Middle Road, La Penitence Georgetown, when he took a sip of rum and subsequently complained of feeling unwell.
Minutes after reaching Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Jones succumbed while doctors were battling to save his life.
Apparently health personnel became suspicious of the cause of Jones’s death and contacted law enforcement ranks.
Within minutes, lawmen from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrived and took the teacher into custody.
Jones, who was a mason, resided at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara with his family.
He left his home early Saturday morning and reported for work at Middle Road, La Penitence.
According to one of the men who was with Jones when he drank the rum, the boss man collected a bottle of five-year-old liquor from the owner of the house where they were working and Jones decided to take a “shot”.
He was afterward rushed to GPHC in a semiconscious condition in a next door neighbour’s vehicle, accompanied by the teacher and one of his colleagues.
At the hospital, the colleague was overheard telling the neighbour who transported Jones that he too was feeling a little upset after drinking the said rum.
Tests were expected to be carried out on the colleague.
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