The body of a pensioner was on Monday discovered face down in a canal at Number 29 Village, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).
Dead is Michael Christopher Nathaniel London also called “Chucky”, 68, of Lot 546 Number 29 Village, WCB. Reports are the body was found at about 11:00h.
The dead man’s daughter said that her father had gone to her home, which is located two villages away, to spend Mother’s Day with her mother – his former wife.
She related that she received a telephone call informing her that a body was discovered in a canal which is adjacent to the school dam and that the body was that of her father.
According to Janet Koomcarran, he left at about 18:00h to go home. At the time of the discovery both of his eyes appeared swollen and what appeared to be blood was seen around one of them.
Koomcarran and other family members are pointing an accusing finger at one of the dead man’s close relatives, saying that they suspect foul play.
She said that while he was at her home on Sunday, he informed them of his plan to evict a close relative from one of his houses as a result of a family feud.
According to the daughter, it appears as though her father was killed and his body was dumped in the canal.
The family is calling for a thorough investigation into the death. A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body shortly.