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Berbice labourer found dead in hammock died of asphyxiation – PME reveals

Dead: Alan Padmore

An autopsy performed on the body of 28-year-old Alan Padmore, who was found dead in a hammock at his Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice (WCB), has given his cause of death as asphyxia and hanging.

Government Pathologist Dr Vivekanand Bridgemohan conducted the Post Mortem Examination (PME) at the Anthony Funeral Parlour at Fort Wellington Village, WCB.

“The body was later handed over to relatives for burial,” a release from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said.

Padmore called “Jockey Boy,” a Trinidadian national was found dead on June 13, 2022, in a hammock with a piece wrapped around his neck. Police believed that he died between June 12 and 13.

MTV News Update understands that Padmore lived with his reputed wife, 4-year-old son, and his father-in-law. According to the man’s wife, he left for work on June 12, 2022, at about 08:00h, and she last spoke to him an hour after via video chat.

The woman further told detectives that after he had not returned home, at about 20:30h, she retired to bed with her son. The following day, she woke up and found her husband lying motionless in the hammock under the shed.

Police were informed and subsequently visited the scene where the man’s body was examined and observed an impression under his neck.

“No other marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of the man’s body,” Police had said.

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