53-year-old Miner beaten to death over missing raw gold

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The Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip Cort, 53, a miner of 32 Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice, whose body was found in his tent at Armu Falls Top Landing, Cuyuni, Region 7 about 06:00hrs on Monday, April 03, 2017 with multiple marks of violence.
 
According to the Police, investigations have so far revealed that about 15:00hrs on Sunday, April 02, 2017, Cort reportedly had an altercation with a male suspect, who is also said to be a miner, over some missing raw gold. Cort was allegedly beaten by the suspect and subsequently died.
 
Cort’s body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
 
A 35-year-old miner of Wismar Hill, Linden has been arrested and is assisting with the investigation.

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