21 January 2013

Liberia: Woman, 22, Found Dead

A 22 year old woman and a mother of two children has reportedly been found dead in Melton Farm in Cinta Township, Margibi after she went missing on Monday, January 14, 2013.

The decomposed body of Miss Esther Flomo was discovered on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in a bush along a major highway which links Jeneta-Toomu, a town in which a Swedish Rock Mining Company known as Steinbock currently operates.

The deceased 75 years old father John Flomo told reporters that his daughter, Esther, left her Melton farm residence for Toomua town which is about 5km from her Melton farm residence.

The deceased father said her daughter went to Toomu on the afternoon of Monday, January 14, 2013 soon after she had completed washing her clothes at the creek. Mr. Flomo said Esther informed him that she was going to her boyfriend for food money.

Oldman Flomo said he did not see her daughter until he heard about her going missing.

According to our reporter, the decomposed body of Esther is beyond recognition. There has been no information whether parts were missing, however, the authority of the Liberia National Police have arrested at least three persons in connection to the death of Esther.

Those arrested include Esther's boyfriend, identified as Michael Davis and two others as well as the Town Chief of Toomu and a woman whose son is being allegedly linked to the commission of the crime are currently in Police custody in Weala, Margibi County.

The death of Esther Flomo comes less than three months after a commercial motorcyclist identified as Kolleh Steward, a resident of Weala, Margibi County went missing since October 4, 2012.

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