General — 04 April 2014 — by Kareem Clarke
Alcoholic stupor led to death of villager

The family of Guinea Grass villager, Asael Levi Gomez, 30, is mourning his death which post-mortem results have so far indicated to have been a consequence of an alcoholic stupor.

On Monday, we reported that Gomez’s partially decomposed corpse was discovered by an Infant 2 student of Guinea Grass Roman Catholic School in Orange Walk when she went to use the bathroom after 9:00 that morning.

Today, police reported that when they visited the school’s compound yesterday, Gomez – a construction worker – was seen slumped over a latrine at the school, and upon a close inspection of the body, a wound was observed on the right side of his temple.

Further investigations revealed that Gomez’s wife, Doricile Cruz, had been trying to persuade him to go home at about 8:00 on the morning of Saturday, March 29, because he was intoxicated at the time, but he reportedly refused to go, and that was the last time she saw him alive.

After the horrid discovery of his body in the commode yesterday, a postmortem was conducted by pathologist Dr. Hugh Sanchez, and the results confirmed that Gomez’s sudden death was a result of bronco-aspiration due to an alcoholic stupor.

At first, foul play was believed to be involved in the construction worker’s death, but authorities suspect that Gomez – who was believed to be drunk – wanted to use the bathroom and somehow found his way onto the school’s compound and attempted to use the facility, where he may have tripped, hit his head, and died as a consequence.

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