Police probing death of Brazilian miner

The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Brazilian miner Sebastiao DeSouza Silva, 49 years, whose body was found at about 1100h on Thursday December 01, 2011, at Arangoy, Cuyuni River, with a suspected shotgun injury under the chin.

According to the police, the body was found along a trail leading to a worksite and an unlicensed 12 gauge shotgun was recovered lying nearby along with two cartridges and a spent shell.

The body has been brought out to the Bartica mortuary and is awaiting a PME.


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