Missing Yakusari pensioner found dead

Chandramohan Ishmael called “Lionel”

The decomposed body of Chandramohan Ishmael called “Lionel”, a farmer of Yakusari South, Black Bush Polder, was discovered in the backlands of Number 67 Village, East Berbice Corentyne.

Ishmael was reported missing a week ago.Since then his family has been desperately searching for the father of four.His body was spotted by an excavator on Thursday and family members identified his remains on Friday morning.

The pensioner reportedly left home in the wee hours of Thursday, May 9 and was seen in the popular three bridge area.He then solicited a ride to the road from farmers who were making their way to the market.

As word spread of his disappearance, the man’s family received a telephone call from someone who said they saw him a few days later in  Number 67 Village. However, the family searched the area but did not find him.They eventually left and offered to pay for any information in relation to the man and also sought help from residents to continue the search.

On Thursday the family once again received another dreadful call indicating the body of someone fitting the description of Ishmael was seen in the savannah area at Number 67 Village.The discovery was made by a excavator operator.The man was wearing his watch and a gold band on his hands at the time of the discovery.

He was found feet up in the air on his back. Due to the decomposed state it was not possible to detect any marks of violence until an autopsy can be conducted.

The man’s children and his sister  Golden Ishmael  travelled up to the area and confirmed that the body was indeed that of her brother.His sister told the Guyana Chronicle her brother had a lot on his mind prior to his disappearance.

The remains were taken to the Ramoo Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy.