Miner found dead in tent after allegedly beaten over missing gold

The Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip Cort, 53, a miner of 32 Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice, whose body was found in his tent at Arimu Falls Top Landing, Cuyuni, Region 7 about 06:00hrs yesterday with multiple marks of violence.

Investigations have so far revealed that about 15:00hrs on Sunday, Cort had an altercation with a male suspect, who is also said to be a miner, over some missing raw gold, during which process he was allegedly beaten by the suspect and subsequently died.

The body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.

A 35 year old miner of Wismar Hill, Linden has been arrested and is assisting with the investigation, police said.



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