A 5-year-old lad has been found dead in the Monrovia suburb of Logan Town community, Bushrod Island after he reportedly went missing last week.
Community residents narrate to the New Dawn that the victim had accompanied his grandmother last week Thursday, 11 January to a church crusade in the community and that after the worship he was nowhere to be found Sources explain that the following day, immediate family members of the deceased and some residents took a formal complaint to the police about the missing child.
They note that search for the child continued until Tuesday evening, 16 January when information came that the lad had been discovered dead in a compound owned by a family only identified as the Samson Family.
This paper went on the scene where the body was discovered and met the police commander for the area, who confirmed that he had received a formal complaint about a missing child, and subsequently news broke Tuesday that the child’s body had been found in the compound occupied by tenants, so he immediately deployed his officers in the premises to stop people from going in and out, pending preliminary investigation.
A team of investigators from the homicide session of the Liberia National Police deployed at the scene prevent journalists from photographing the boy’s body.
Residents expressed anger over the situation and threatened to set the premises ablaze, maintaining that even if the police were to remain inside the compound for a year, they would still carry out the arson attack on suspicion that occupants there might have been responsible for the boy’s death.
Speaking Wednesday on District#15 Radio Station in the community, the mother of the deceased only identified as Jartu, explains in tears that there is strong suspicion the head tenant of the compound, Samson Gray is linked to the death of her son because the body was discovered there in his car.
Meanwhile, Police spokesman Sam Collins assures the public that thorough investigating is ongoing to establish facts surrounding the disappearance and mysterious death of the lad whose name was not immediately identified after which full detail of the incident will be released.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne