Cummings-Lodge decomposing body: Man died as a result of malaria, typhoid

Dead: Kevin Dawson

The post mortem examination conducted on the body of the 35-year-old man whose partially decomposed body was found in his Cummings-Lodge home on Monday revealed that he died as a result of malaria and typhoid.

This is according to Police “C” Division Commander, Calvin Brutus on Wednesday.

The decomposing body of Kevin Dawson, a miner, along with his unconscious wife, Cindy Dawson were discovered at around 18:00hrs on Monday at their Lot 7 GEC Housing Scheme, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, home.

The house where the couple lived in Cummings Lodge

According to police, the dead man’s wife, who is also a Nursery School Teacher attached to Turkeyen Nursery school, reported that she came across Kevin’s lifeless body when she returned home from work on Friday afternoon after work. She reportedly fainted.

The still distressed woman noted that she does recall regaining consciousness until she arrived at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Monday last.

A full two days after reportedly passing out, on Monday, one of Cindy’s colleagues ventured to her home after she  failed to turn up at work and upon arriving she was greeted by a foul stench emanating from the couple’s home. An alarm was raised and the door was forced open.

It was then that Kevin’s body was discovered in the bedroom of the home that the two shared, and Cindy was lying unconscious in the kitchen.

Prior to the post mortem examination, officers were able to determine that the man’s body bore no marks of violence and thus no foul play was suspected.


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