A 63 – year-old charcoal producer Mr. Alfred G. Weah who reportedly went missing in Sureway Communit, Duazon, Lower Margibi County, has been found dead.Mr. Weah is reported to have gone missing on 17 March 2021 after crossing the St. John River where he usually produced charcoal.
Community residents carried out search for over two days and they subsequently found his corpse in the water. There was no report of foul play surrounding his death.
Following the discovery of Mr. Weah’s corpse, a 15 – member panel of jurors was established by the Liberia National Police (LNP) headed by the brother of the deceased, Mr. Benson D. Hinneh.
Announcing the results of the jurors at Sureway, Waterside Community recently, Mr. Hinneh said that they found out that the cause of Mr. Weah’s death was natural.According to him, the deceased had apparently drowned accidentally, adding that the jurors further discovered that he may have dropped off his canoe.
Mr. Hinneh explains that the late Mr. Weah could not swim and there was no body immediately to rescue him, noting that this may have resulted into his drowning and death.According to Hinneh, the deceased was buried in Duazon by family members and community residents after being satisfied that the cause of death was natural.
Meanwhile, Margibi County District 1 Rep. Tibelrosa Tanpoweh has provided the sum of LRD$10,000 through his Special Assistant Mr. Emmanuel Gibson, as his initial contribution to the community residents who for two days, went in search of the deceased.
Rep. Tanpoweh promises to identify with the bereaved family at a later date. Residents of the community mobilized food and other items for the upkeep of the manpower that went in search of the late Mr. Weah.
For his part, the Commissioner of Sureway Community, Mr. Joseph Tuobie expresses gratitude to the residents of the area for the unity shown when Mr. Weah went missing.
The commissioner expresses hope that such unity will continue.—Edited by Winston W. Parley