20 February 2013

Namibia: Missing Khorixas Teenager's Skeleton Found

THE skeleton of a Khorixas teenager missing since October last year was found on Sunday and has raised more questions for the town's community and police alike.

Trevor Dankiero !Aoxamub (18) went missing on October 16 and a horse rider found his remains near the Khorixas Namwater dams late on Sunday afternoon.

Hiskia Nuuyoma, the Khorixas police station commander, told The Namibian that the clothes and the shoes !Aoxamub was wearing at the time of his disappearance were positively identified by his mother.

"No weapon or rope with which the boy might have committed suicide was found on the scene, nor is there a tree where he could have hanged himself," Nuuyoma said.

"We don't know what transpired and one can't suspect it was suicide as it's an open space."

No object was found which could have caused the boy's death, said Nuuyoma.

The skeleton will be sent for forensic examination and it might take months before the burial, as the cause of death must be determined first, The Namibian was informed.

Theresia !Aoxamus, the mother of the teenager, said: "Now at least I will not worry so much anymore after identifying my beloved son."

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