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Murder in 12th Street community

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An unidentified man believed to be a gas seller from Clara Town community in Bushrod Island has been found dead in 12th Street community adjacent Williams V.S. Tubman High School.Community residents claim the victim was a member of the Mandingo tribe and resident of Clara Town.

They narrate the victim had left his Clara Town residence on 31 March to come see his grandmother in 9th Street, Sinkor.A female resident, Josephine Lawson, explains that after enjoying themselves, the victim was intoxicated and decided to go home alone.

She adds that while the victim was walking in the dark, criminals chased him for money and cell-phone.According to her, the victim ran into the home of a lady for rescue, but was denied access despite pleading for his life.

She claims the criminals succeeded in taking the victim from the community before hitting the back of his head with a sharp object, which may have resulted to his death.
Josephine observes unidentified friends, who accompanied the deceased before he was killed, are said to be at large, while police investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, this paper gathers the victim’s relatives including his mother went on the crime scene and collected the corpse for immediate burial at the Muslim cemetery in Old Road, a suburb of Monrovia.

Police patrol officers, who went to the crime scene declined to speak to reporters on grounds that investigation is ongoing, and that no arrest has been made.

Similar incident occurred in the 12th Street community in 2018 when a resident identified as Gus Smith, was killed in front of his house and his corpse placed in a well, few kilometers away from his house.

He was reportedly returning from wake keeping of a neighbor when the attack on his life transpired. Other reports say the killers used syringe and pulled fresh blood from the victim’s head before dumping his body in a well.
By Emmanuel Mondaye –Editing by Jonathan Browne

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