Body found floating, not missing fishermen

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 07:00

Rel­a­tives of two men who are miss­ing at sea were called to La Brea where a body was found float­ing off the Brighton Port on Mon­day.

How­ev­er, they left with­out clo­sure as the body turned out to be some­one else.

Sie­u­nar­ine Gyan­dass, 51, and Videsh Mar­lo, 23, both of Freeport, were aboard the flat bot­tom boat that sank in the Gulf of Paria on March 14. Their bod­ies are yet to be re­cov­ered.

There was some hope yes­ter­day when work­ers at the port spot­ted a body float­ing around 9 am. They con­tact­ed the coast guard, who de­ployed an in­ter­cep­tor ves­sel and crew. By 11 am, the body was brought to shore. Rel­a­tives were al­lowed to see the body but said that it was nei­ther Sie­u­nar­ine nor Mar­lo. Po­lice said it re­mained uniden­ti­fied up to late yes­ter­day.

A pre­lim­i­nary en­quiry sug­gests that the male vic­tim was of mixed eth­nic­i­ty, was in his 30’s and might have drowned as they found no wounds on him to sus­pect foul play. How­ev­er, an au­top­sy is need­ed to de­ter­mine his cause of death.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, Guapo po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the dis­cov­ery of hu­man skele­tal re­mains.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, of­fi­cers re­ceived in­for­ma­tion and went to Duck­man Road in Par­ry Lands yes­ter­day. They searched the bush­es along the road­side and found a skull, tor­so and limbs ex­cept for the right arm. The bones are ex­pect­ed to be tak­en to the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre where an ex­am­i­na­tion will be done to de­ter­mine whether DNA can be ex­tract­ed.

 - by Kevon Felmine