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Story by SASCHA WILSON

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine how a 55-year-old man died. Hansraj Sookdeo, of Peries Avenue, Macaulay, Claxton Bay, was found dead on a mattress in a room at his home on Monday. Several sores were observed on his body when the police arrived around 5.30 pm.

Sookdeo’s brother told the police he last saw him alive around 5.30 pm on Sunday. Sookdeo suffered from multiple ailments involving his heart, lungs and kidney and had been warded at Mt Hope Hospital for three days before Carnival.

Investigations are continuing.