Thursday 23 November, 2017

Prisoner found dead at Remand Yard

 The death of a prisoner on Sunday morning is currently engaging the attention of police.

The deceased has been identified as Michael George, 29, from Princes Town.

George was found dead in his cell at the Remand Yard Prison in Arouca around 6:10am on Sunday.

At the time his body was discovered, he was alone.

George, police were told, showed no previous tendencies of suicide and appeared to be in good health, prior to his death.

As such, the police were notified and the scene was visited by crime scene investigators as well as a district medical officer.

The body was ordered removed from the scene and an autopsy is expected to take place today at the Forensic Science Center in St James to determine the cause of death.