Residents of Popo Beach Community in New Kru Town, Electoral District#16 woke up in shock when an unidentified man believed to be in his early twenties was found dead, lying in a pool of blood.
The lifeless body was discovered on the beach early Wednesday, March 6, leaving community residents, including market women and passers-by pondering over the cause of death.
An eyewitness told this paper the man might have been killed by angry mob for suspected theft. The deceased was found lying in a pool of blood with no clothing to cover his lifeless body in the Popo Beach Community.
Several eyewitnesses observed the deceased sustained severe wounds on his head with bruises all over his body, apparently due to prolonged dragging.
Reactions were mixed with some residents saying the deceased suffered from a prolonged and severe sickness, and had frequented in the community recently prior to the discovery of his corpse.
They said to their dismay, they discovered the unidentified deceased on the beach with no one coming out to recognize him or to establish where he may had resided prior to his death.
One resident, Jerry Kollie, narrates news of the unknown man began to spread across the district as early as 5:30 A.M. Wednesday, causing hundreds of bemused inhabitants to rush on the scene to catch a glimpse and shoot photos of the corpse on their mobile phones before officers of the Liberia National Police arrived and quarantined the scene.
Last November, a man believed to be in his 50s was found dead at a National Transit Authority (NTA’s) Bus Stop near Caldwell intersection on Bushrod Island, outside Monrovia.
Dozens of people at the NTA’s Bus Stop appeared amazed when they saw the unidentified body, already in a discomposed state.
Eyewitnesses Roosevelt Walker and Ms. Patricia Philip Koon, who spoke to this paper, blamed the unpleasant smell that had engulfed the area on alleged refusal of authorities at the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) to remove the corpse.
They also claimed to have informed some MCC workers assigned in the vicinity about the apparent health danger posed to residents and people using the road.
By Lewis S. Teh –Editing by Jonathan Browne