Drowning listed as cause of death for Craig woman

Drowning was listed as the cause of death when an autopsy was performed yesterday on the body of   Marcel Cummings, the Craig, East Bank Demerara resident who was found dead in a drain last Sunday morning.

Marcel Cummings
Marcel Cummings

Relatives informed Stabroek News of the finding yesterday shortly after the autopsy and said that she will be laid to rest next Tuesday.

The 42-year-old mother of five was discovered outstretched in a drain by her nephew on Sunday morning after exhibiting strange behaviour for over three days. No marks of violence were found on the body.

Cummings had written a journal telling of the hardships she had been through and her harsh self-judgment of being a partner in an extra- marital relationship while she was a Christian. It stated too that her last partner “Andrew” left her to go and live permanently in the United States about one month ago.

A resident said he saw the woman sometime after 5 am, on Sunday, sitting in the drain flapping her hands and speaking in a strange language and he became scared thinking that   “she trip out” so he ran back into his house and stayed there. He did not know she had died until raised voices caused him to once again peer outside.

Her family believes and maintains that she had been possessed by demonic forces.

Latest in Local News

default placeholder

Crane man shot after chopping wife, child to death

A man this morning chopped his wife and two-year-old child to death at Crane, West Coast Demerara and wounded his mother.

default placeholder

Brian Tiwarie blasts Ramotar administration over specialty hospital project

Businessman Brian Tiwarie yesterday rejected claims that his company had taken possession of containers belonging to the fired Specialty Hospital contractor and he accused the Donald Ramotar administration of grossly mismanaging the project.

The Kato school

Multimillion-dollar Kato school unsafe for children

The Kato Secondary School, which was constructed at a cost over hundreds of millions of dollars, remains unoccupied because it is not safe for children, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.

default placeholder

Repairs underway to shifting Hope Canal bridge

There is a major structural fault with the $350m bridge constructed across the Hope Canal,  East Coast Demerara, according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who yesterday said the structure has repeatedly shifted away from the road.

default placeholder

National Assembly approves $800m in supplementary spending

After hours of deliberations, the National Assembly last night approved almost $800 million in extra-budgetary spending including on 6000 solar panels to “green” State House and an army exercise aimed at testing the preparedness of the Guyana Defence Force which was done last year.

default placeholder

Brian Tiwarie planning to establish newspaper

Prominent businessman and owner of BK International, Brian Tiwarie, is planning to open his own newspaper company here and has started the process.

default placeholder

Probe underway into stealth flights from Ogle

An inquiry has been launched into the circumstances surrounding how two planes left Guyana illegally from the Eugene F Correia International Airport (EFCIA) last Saturday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.

default placeholder

Finance Minister says unsure of UG ‘emergency’ funding needs

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan has said that he is unsure of the ‘emergency’ funding the University of Guyana needs to reputedly prevent a collapse of the  institution.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: