Golden Grove man died of smoke inhalation – autopsy

Sean Griffith, the man whose burnt remains were recovered after a suspected arson at his Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara home on Thursday, died of smoke inhalation, according to the results of an autopsy that was conducted yesterday.

Commander of ‘C’ Division Calvin Brutus told Stabroek News that due to the state of Griffith’s body, it was unclear if there were any suspected gunshot wounds or mutilation.

However, he added that Griffith’s death is still being investigated and the man who was detained on Thursday remained in custody. Residents believe that Griffith, 40, of 67 Side Line Dam, Golden Grove, was murdered before the house was set on fire. They reported hearing explosive sounds, suspected to be gunshots, prior to noticing the house on fire…..