POLICE are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found floating in Bun Sugar Creek, North West District, Region One, on Wednesday.
Dead is Melinda Henry.
Henry and her 59-year-old husband, a mechanic, were in their camp imbibing alcohol on Tuesday night when the man left to speak with his father-in-law.
He then returned to the camp where he observed that his wife was missing. He immediately informed his father-in-law and they began a search for the woman.
About 23:00hrs, they abandoned the search effort after being unable to locate her.
The next day, the husband was proceeding to the Baramita Police Station to make a report, when he was contacted by his father-in-law who informed him that his reputed wife was dead.
The man still made a report, after which a rank from the station accompanied him to the camp where they found the woman’s body floating in the creek.
The body was fished out of the creek and examined by the medic and police who observed bruises on her upper right thigh.
The body was transferred to the Port Kaituma Hospital Mortuary. An investigation has been launched.