Home News Missing teen’s body found near Blairmont old ferry stelling
The body of 15-year-old Hermaj Mulshie, who went missing on Thursday afternoon, was discovered in the vicinity of the old ferry stelling in Blairmont, Berbice, on Saturday afternoon.
Reports are that the discovery of the teen’s partly decomposed body was made around 13:00h.
The young man’s mother, Devika Seeram, told police that her son left their Benett Dam, Rosignol, West Bank Berbice, home at about 08:00h on Thursday last to go to a fisherman’s residence.
She said that her son was employed with the fisherman in question and told her that he was going with the man to “pick up stick flags.” The mother stated that at about 18:00h on Thursday, Seeram was contacted by the fisherman, who told her that he along with her son and a group of other persons were at a location loading flag sticks and when they were done with that task they all went for a swim. However, when it was time for the group to leave the water, Mulshie was not seen.
According to Seeram, the fisherman told her that they began searching for Mulshie but could not find him. Less than 30 minutes after receiving the information, Seeram made the report at the Blairmont Police Station. Her son had last been wearing a blue shirt and long black pants.
Police have since said that no marks of violence were seen on the young man’s body.
Meanwhile, the dead teen’s uncle, Satrohan Madray, told this publication that his nephew’s body was found by relatives who were searching for him.
“We were looking, the police did not come with us. Me and some of his sisters and we saw him in the corner in the bushes,” he said.
Earlier reports were that the boat captain, who was in charge of the group, was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.
The body is currently at the Fort Wellington Hospital awaiting a post-mortem examination.