Crime sleuths in Region Seven are probing the murder of a 62-year-old Brazilian hotel owner and miner who operated in the Cuyuni area.
The dead man’s name has been given as Edmilson Dosantos aka “Damicio”. He operated a 12-room hotel at the Eteringbang Landing in the Cuyuni river.
His body was found yesterday in one of the rooms at his property with his hands and feet tied and with scotch tape also around his neck. A mattock was also found stuck in his skull.
It is suspected that he was murdered sometime between 8pm on Tuesday and yesterday morning.
A vendor in the area said he went to the man’s hotel to rent a room but there were no answers to his calls.
He said he left and returned the following morning and there were still no answers. The man said at that stage, he decided to push open the door to the man’s living quarters and it was then that the lifeless body was discovered.
The Police were immediately summoned.
A full investigation is underway.