Police investigators in the Lethem area are probing the murder of a 22-year-old Guyanese man in the town.
The dead man has been identified as Morgan Gonsalves. He is Guyanese national, but lives in the neighbouring Bonfim area in Brazil.
According to a Police statement, the man left his home in Brazil on Saturday night to attend a party at a nightclub in Lethem.
When his brother did not see him return home on Sunday morning, he decided to go in search of him. The brother told investigators that he was on his way to the nightclub where the party was held, when he found his brother’s body in a trail covered in blood.
Several bruises and marks of violence were found to the man’s head and body. The police were contacted and the 22 year old was pronounced dead on arrival at the Lethem Regional Hospital. An investigation is underway and several persons are expected to be questioned.