The motionless body of a 16-year-old girl was on Sunday morning found behind their dwelling place at Coanna Backdam, Five Star, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini).
The identity of the now dead teen, who resided at Return Village, Baramita, (NWD), was withheld but according to well-placed sources, she might have been sexually molested and strangled to death.
Police preliminary investigation revealed that on Saturday at about 12:00h, the now dead teen and her mother turned up at a shop where they purchased alcohol and started to consume same. They were reportedly in the company of several persons.
However, at about 15:00h on the said day, the mother and daughter become heavily intoxicated but insisted on purchasing more booze. They reportedly bought a quarter bottle of alcohol and some rice after which they left in the presence of a male with whom they were imbibing.
According to the owner of the shop, the deceased mother returned to the shop later in the day and spent some time. Nevertheless, on Sunday at about 07:30h, the body of the teen was found lying in a motionless state behind the place she shared with her mother. An alarm was raised and the police from the Matthew’s Ridge Police Station were contacted.
The dead teen was picked up and escorted to the Port Kaituma Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem. The police have since made efforts to contact the male with whom the victim and her mother left the shop but this proved futile. An investigation is underway.
Earlier in the month, Jonah Williams called “Wammick”, of Cassie Creek, Baramita, was discovered lying in a trail at Cassie Creek, Baramita, North West District (NWD), Region One.
It was reported that Williams’s body bore one chop wound to his left arm and another to his left lower abdomen.
He was taken to the Baramita Health Centre where the body was further examined before being transported to the Port Kaituma Hospital’s Mortuary. The prime suspect in the murder has been identified but he remains on the run.