It has been over a month since Mark Bobb left his Soesdyke home on the Linden Highway for Berbice, and his family now fears the worst.
The missing young man’s mother, Diane Walters, is pleading with the members of the public to come forth with any information that may assist in determining the whereabouts of her son.
Speaking to this publication, a relative of the missing man related that Bobb was living at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (up to the time of his disappearance) with his father and siblings and was employed by a man known to them only as Orin, vending pork at the junction of the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.
Based on reports reaching this publication, approximately a month ago, Bobb’s brothers told their mother told her that he went with Orin’s nephew to some people in Berbice to farm where they were offering to pay him $100,000 a month for his services. According to the mother, the young man has not made contact with any family members raising much suspicion as Bobb usually called his mother every day.
The hysterical woman then reported paying a visit to her son’s employer to enquire about his whereabouts, after one week of unfruitful calls to Bobb’s cellular phone. The employer, who was not much help, said that he did not know where her son was while disputing that his nephew ever accompanied Bobb to Berbice, and contended that the young man left with some friends.
Meanwhile, the missing man’s mother disclosed that she has been receiving phone calls from persons about an unidentified body discovered in Berbice around the same time her son went missing. According to her, the body was buried by Police as they could not decipher the identity of the burnt corpse.
Media reports were that a naked, burnt and badly decomposed male body was found tied to a courida tree on the Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice foreshore in mid-April. The corpse was found in a clump of bushes near an old koker on the Onverwagt foreshore, about a mile from the public road and east of the MMA/ADA Trafalgar Pump Station by a search party, acting on a tip. Walters related that sources revealed that the dead man wore plaits, the same as her son at the time of his disappearance. Nonetheless, the woman optimistically awaits feedback from Police who she says are conducting investigations.