– had been hired to clean yard
The body of a 21-year-old man was found at around 20.30 hrs on Sunday under a number of broken bricks in an abandoned structure in Quamina Street, Georgetown.
The discovery was made a day after he failed to return home.
The dead man has been identified as Kevon McKenzie of Lot 970 ‘A’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown. The young soldier was interdicted from the Guyana Defence Force almost a year ago, for absenteeism.
According to reports, McKenzie left home around 09:00 hrs on Saturday to weed a yard on Quamina Street, but never returned home. His body was subsequently discovered in the same yard.
Kaieteur News was told that the man was hired to weed the yard and clear the bushes that were hanging from the walls of the aged concrete structure. This was the last thing he was seen doing.
Although persons transverse the yard often, no one saw McKenzie’s remains until Sunday night when the man’s mother, Waveney Elcock, and other relatives started searching for him.
Residents in the area did not hear any unusual noises in the building. They believe that one of the walls fell on
McKenzie and pinned him as he removed some of the bushes from the structure.
The police are also working with this theory, but they are awaiting the result of a post mortem examination.
Meanwhile, McKenzie’s relatives are expressing suspicion about his death.
Elcock said when she failed to locate her son, she immediately started searching the area where he had gone to work.
“I ask around and I ask the lady he was working with and she said that when she went there Saturday to check on him, he told her to come back lunch time because he didn’t finish the job.”
According to the mother, the woman then explained that when she returned to her property later that day she did not see McKenzie, but noticed his weeding machine and other instruments.
The devastated mother claimed that on Sunday night, after receiving some information, she went to the Quamina Street property and started searching for her son.
“We look all over until we see his rake and we searched right there. We first see his foot and when we move the bricks we pulled him up,” Elcock said, while pointing out that her son’s body had already started decomposing.
“We found his cellular phone and ID card in his pocket—that’s how we identified him, because his face had already started to decompose.”
McKenzie only tied the knot a few weeks ago.
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