A POST-MORTEM examination conducted on the woman whose body washed up at Leguan a week ago, has revealed that she died from brain hemorrhage due to blunt trauma to the head and compression to the neck.
The autopsy was conducted around 10:35 hours on Friday at the Ezekiel Funeral Home at Best Village, West Coast Demerara.
The woman has been identified as Roma Dookeran, a 68-year-old retired manager of Canada.
According the police, Dookeran’s nephew Manoj Seree, a 45-year-old driver of Essequibo Coast, told investigators that on March 14, at approximately 22:45 hours, he dropped her off at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. She was scheduled to depart Guyana on an American Airlines flight.
After learning that she had not arrived in Canada and her whereabouts were unknown, he and his cousin Baishan Lall Kuarlall, a 45-year-old Medical Doctor of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, decided to make checks at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour since the body that was found at Leguan bore a resemblance to their missing aunt. A photo of the woman’s face was posted on the Guyana Police Force’s Facebook page.
Following the post-mortem, the body was later handed over to relatives.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are ongoing.