The police on Saturday have arrested an East Coast Demerara man in connection with the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman at Thomas Island, Puruni River. Based on reports received, the man worked at a mining camp in closed proximity to where the woman’s remains were found.
While information remains sketchy about the arrest, the identity of the woman is yet to be confirmed by police. The man was however, arrested based on his past records of abusing women in several interior locations.
Up to late Sunday evening, the police could not confirm if the man is the prime suspect. They are continuing their investigations.
The skeletal remains were found more than a week ago at Thomas Island, Puruni River, Region Seven. The badly decomposed body was found in a shallow grave. A bag containing the woman’s clothes was fond close to the body but there were no form of identification.
It was reported that, a security personnel stumbled upon the remains while heading to an internet cafe to make a call. He, however, reported the findings to the Police on Tuesday. As such, a party of Police ranks was dispatched to the scene to conduct preliminary investigations.
Due to its present state, identification of the body — clad only in a brassiere and still having some amount of flesh — was not possible. A post mortem is expected to be performed on the remains to determine the cause of death.