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.

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