Charred remains believed to be that of missing Canadian youth found

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Missing: Nicholas Ramkissoon Jaipaul

The charred remains, believed to be that of missing Canadian national, Nicholas Ramkissoon Jaipaul, were found on Thursday morning at Moleson Creek, Corentyne, Berbice.

According to information reaching Inews, law enforcement officials were taken to the location by a son of the maid who police were initially looking for. According to reports, the woman was found hiding at a house in Diamond, East Bank Demerara.

The Guyana Police Force had said it was investigating the circumstances which led to the disappearance the man who was staying with relatives at their Number 69 Village home in Berbice.

Jaipaul, 23, has been in Guyana since March. He was slated to return home in May but was unable to do so due to the closure of the borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Canadian national was staying with his grandfather, also named Ramkissoon Jaipaul who said he realised that his grandson was missing on Monday morning.

According to the 86-year-old man, he and his grandson had retired to bed on Sunday night but due to the countrywide power outage, he woke up to light two lamps.

The elderly man had said he gave one of the lamps to his grandson and returned to bed. He said that was the last time he saw the young man.

It was the following morning when he woke that he noticed that his grandson disappeared.

The elderly man had said he received a phone call that same morning, where the caller claimed that he has kidnapped his grandson and demanded ransom.

The grandfather had explained that the young man was slated to visit his other grandfather on Monday and that his bags were already packed for the trip. Upon checking, the bags were still at the house. (More details to be provided later)