Police on East Coast Demerara are still anxious for the results of post mortem
examinations to point them in a definitive direction in their investigations into two recent mystery deaths in the district.
Progress into the investigations was stalled as the expected post mortem examinations were not performed yesterday.
Kaieteur News understands that problems at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary prevented authorities from executing their duties.
Investigators are still to determine how to proceed in the probe into the death of 14-year old Dexter Marshall, of Two Friends Village.
Marshall died early Sunday morning after a ride on a merry- go-round at a fair in the neighbouring village of Ann’s Grove.
Family members and some eyewitnesses believe that he was electrocuted by a malfunctioning electrical system that was powering the merry-go-round.
However, the operator of the merry-go-round, who was briefly detained by the police, has insisted that his equipment is not the cause of Marshall’s death.
The police in a statement had said that initial investigations revealed that about 12:30am on Sunday, Marshall was at the fair when he began to feel unwell and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he subsequently died.
His relatives are almost convinced that he died on the spot while clinging to the merry-go-round.
According to Marshall’s mother, Zephene Pollard, shortly before her son’s demise, a few persons had reported to the merry –go- round operator that sparks were seen coming from a section of the apparatus.
“Other people feel de current and dey tell he dat de thing sparking and shocking and de man ain’t pay no attention,” Pollard told this newspaper.
Another villager informed that at least four persons spoke of feeling the current through the metal frame of the merry-go-round.
And on Tuesday the body of 41-year-old Yoyodan Handersan, called Khrishna, of Enmore, was pulled from a drainage canal in his village, hours after he was reported missing.
According to his sister, Linee Hardath, Handersan was reported missing since 18:00 hrs on Monday.
They believe that he was the victim of foul play and fingered a man with whom he had a long standing feud.
The dead man’s body bore several bruises.
Kaieteur News understands that several persons were questioned but no one has been detained.