Tuschen man found with wound to head

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A 31-year-old truck driver was in the wee hours of this morning found dead by the owner of the truck at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).

The dead man has been identified as 31-year-old Laurel Samaroo of Tuschen New Scheme, EBE.

Investigations revealed that at about 21:00hrs yesterday, Samaroo uplifted a fuel tanker from Parika, EBE, and proceeded to his home at Tuschen. 

About 02:00hrs this morning, the truck was observed parked on the public road by the owner, a businessman of Parika, EBE. The owner, upon checking, opened the driver’s side door, where he observed the victim lying in the vehicle’s front seat and appeared to be sleeping. 

He attempted to wake the man, but that proved futile. The man immediately contacted the Leonora Police Station, and the police were summoned to the scene. 

On arrival, detectives examined the body for marks of violence, and what appeared to be a wound to the right-side head of the victim’s head was seen.

Further checks were made around the area, and a black haversack, wallet, and keys belonging to the victim were found behind a stall in the market area.

The body was subsequently escorted to the Leonora Cottage Hospital and later to the Ezekiel Funeral Home, where it is currently awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME). Investigations are ongoing.

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