Malaria, typhoid killed Cummings Lodge miner, autopsy finds

Kevin Dawson, the miner whose partially-decomposed body was found in his Cummings Lodge apartment, died from malaria and typhoid, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

Contacted by Stabroek News yesterday afternoon, Commander of ‘A’ Division Calvin Brutus confirmed that no foul play was involved in his death.

A source said that his wife, Cindy Dawson, remains hospitalised, but she has since regained consciousness and has reportedly related to the police that when she returned home late last week she discovered her husband’s lifeless body in their apartment and subsequently fainted.

Cindy Dawson and her husband, Kevin Dawson

The unconscious woman and the partially-decomposed body of her husband were discovered in their Lot 7 GEC Scheme, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara apartment on Monday, around 6.30 pm.

The police had said that the woman was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

A tenant from another apartment at the house had previously related to this newspaper that the discovery was made when some of the woman’s colleagues visited the apartment looking for her after several calls and messages to her phone went unanswered.

She explained that after several calls and loud knocking on the door produced no results, they sensed something was amiss and decided to break into the apartment by removing several louvre panes. It was then that the gruesome discovery was made.

The tenant had also related that a little more than three months ago, Kevin Dawson had returned home from the interior sick with malaria. “Every morning I use to hear he vomit but for the past couple days since last week I didn’t hear anything and I didn’t check because I know they does go they way and come back and be in there easy,” she had said.

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