Decomposed body of missing UG student found at Belle Vue

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Dead: Joel Skeete

The partly decomposed body of a male who was later identified as University of Guyana student Joel Skeete was on Monday discovered lying face down among the rocks along the western bank of the Demerara River in the vicinity of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

Skeete, 19, had disappeared after leaving a barbershop at the Demerara Harbour Bridge Mall about six days ago.

On the day of his disappearance, his mother, Lorenza Griffith, had reported that her son was last seen about 19:00h wearing a dark red jersey and a pair of dark grey jeans.

Several persons around the area where the body was discovered were questioned, but no useful information was received.

The body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home to await a post-mortem. Investigations are continuing.