Corentyne miner beaten to death over missing raw gold; Linden miner arrested

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 14:36 by Denis Chabrol

Guyanese police were Tuesday  investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip Cort, 53, a miner of 32 Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice.
Investigators sais his body was found in his tent at Armu Falls Top Landing, Cuyuni, Region 7 about 06:00hrs on Monday, April 03, 2017 with multiple marks of violence.
Investigations have so far revealed that about 15:00hrs on Sunday, April 02, 2017, Cort had an altercation with a male suspect, who is also said to be a miner, over some missing raw gold, during which process he was allegedly beaten by the suspect and subsequently died, police said in a statement
The body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
A 35 year old miner of Wismar Hill, Linden has been arrested and is assisting with the investigation, police said.