Autopsy confirms Jayleena died by drowning

Jayleena Titus, the seven-year-old girl who went missing after a mishap at the seashore near the Guyana Marriott Hotel at Kingston, Georgetown died by drowning, according to a post-mortem examination.

Divisional Commander Leslie James confirmed the findings with Stabroek News.

Jayleena Titus

The post-mortem was conducted yesterday and Titus will be laid to rest today at  Le Repentir Cemetery.

Titus’ body was found by police at the Ruimzigt foreshore, West Coast Demerara on August 28, two days after she went missing.

At the time of the mishap, Titus had accompanied her father, Richard Titus, her brother and a cousin on a fishing trip.

A relative had said that the family was told by the girl’s brother that while her father was fishing on the jetty, she ventured out towards a boat, which reportedly hit her and she went under the water.

The family was told that the girl’s brother rushed to her rescue but was unable to pull her up from under the water.


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