The body of an old man was yesterday retrieved from a shift hut on Old Cape Road Bakau.
The man, identified as Abdou Touray is believed to be from Bakau but has been living under the makeshift hut near the mangroves for a long time.
The discovery of the corpse came after a staff of Mansoor Trading where he frequented and whose owner took care of his needs and welfare, noticed he has been unusually absent around the shop for days.
He alerted his colleagues and when they visited his hut, they found him dead. He was believed to have died days prior to his discovery.
A contingent from police and fire service were seen at the vicinity handling the situation.