Family urges probe of North West woman’s death

- after marks on body cast doubt on alcohol poisoning report

The family of a young mother, whose death last Wednesday was reported to be the result of alcohol poisoning and gallstones, are calling on police to investigate the marks of violence they found on her body.

Donna Sam, 21, of Aruka River, North West District was found dead in her bed at Tiger Creek, where she had been a sex worker. Relatives, who have since viewed her body, said that her neck appeared to be broken and in addition to a cutlass mark on her belly, there were visible black and blue marks about her corpse. As a result, they are now calling on the police to launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death to ascertain whether foul play was involved.

Speaking to Stabroek News via telephone from Port Kaituma shortly before a funeral service for Sam was held, her sister Jamma Daniels explained that the “boss lady” made contact with her and explained that the day before Sam had died. The young woman said that when she inquired about how Sam met her end, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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