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Fisherman finds decomposing body of man in river

The nude decomposing body of a man was found in the Bacaday River in Maloney on Tuesday afternoon.

Around 2:30 pm, a man was fishing along the Bacaday River, Barcaday Extension, Bon Air, Arouca when he saw the nude body of a man lodged in an area below a bamboo patch on the western side of the river.

The body appeared to be decomposed and bloated.

Police were notified and arrived with a District Medical Officer (DMO), who viewed the body, made a pronouncement and ordered its removal after issuing a referral letter for a post-mortem to be conducted at the Forensic Science Centre.

Investigations are currently underway.