Less than a week after the body of a Bartica miner was found in a shallow grave at 16 Miles Issano Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), suspected to have been killed and relieved of a quantity of raw gold, another miner was on Thursday found dead in Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD).
Dead is Brazilian national Jose Pozzer, 43, also called “Goodie” and “Hilary”.
INews understands that Pozzer might have been robbed and shot by the perpetrators.
Based on reports received, Pozzer left his mining camp at Mazawini, Port Kaituma, after a “wash down” and he was paid in gold by his employers. He reportedly had eight ounces of gold in his possession when he ventured out to Port Kaituma centre.
Investigators who travelled up to the area believe the man might have been beaten, robbed and fatally shot since there was evidence of lacerations about the man’s body and a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
A team of investigators has travelled to the area to launch a probe.
On Monday last, the body of 24-year-old Abraham Mohammed Khan of Third Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven was found in a shallow grave along the 16 Miles Issano trail.