In a shocking discovery on Sunday, miners, who were conducting prospecting exercises in the Muruwa Backdam, Konawaruk River, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) area, stumbled upon the body of a female Brazilian national.
The dead woman has been identified as 43-year-old Maria Souza Da Silva.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, Ivelaw Whittaker, the discovery was made on Sunday sometime around 16:15h. However, ranks from the Mahdia district visited the scene on Monday.
INews understands that the woman’s body is in an advance stage of decomposition and was stumbled upon by miners, who were conducting prospecting exercises in the area.
Over the past months, there has been an increase in the number of Brazilian nationals – mostly miners – who are being killed in Guyana’s hinterland areas, particularly the mining districts.
Ranks of the Guyana Police Force’s ‘F’ Division (interior locations) have since launched an investigation into the discovery.