Hours after the body of a man was discovered between rocks on the western side of the Demerara river at Belleview, family members of a 19-year-old missing youth have identified the body as that of Joel Skeete.
The youth had been reported missing last Wednesday after he never returned home from an evening trip to the Barber shop at the Harbour Bridge Mall.
He was last seen leaving that shop.
In a Facebook post last evening, the father of the young man confirmed his death, adding that the family is overwhelmed by the loss.
The Police Force in a statement last evening confirmed that the body discovered on the bank of the river was positively identified as the youth by his uncle.
19-year-old Joel Skeete was a University of Guyana Computer Science student.
A post-mortem examination is to be performed to ascertain the cause of death.