28 March 2016

Liberia: Man Discovered Dead

A 24-year-old man was discovered dead during the morning hours of Saturday, March 26, 2016, after he went missing since the evening hours of Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Daddyboy Lawson was found dead in a nearby swamp in the Frog Island Community by some young community dwellerswho launched a vigorous search for him when he was reported missing.

Frog Island is a congested community located on Kebbah Road in BardnesvilleDistrict # 11, Montserrado County.

In an exclusive interview with this writer, the mother of the deceased, Madam Mamie Martin, explained that her son (Daddyboy) left the house during the afternoon hours of Wednesday to go into the swamp to cut thatches and bamboo to fix brooms.

Madam Mamie further explained that her son was well in the body when he departed the home on that fateful day to carry out his normal routine.

"My son went missing since Wednesday and this morning the people came and told me that they found his body in the swamp. He went in the bush around 3:00PM to cut bamboo and sticks to come to fix brooms, a job he did to cater to his girlfriend, his one-year-old child and the entire family.

When it wasabout 6:00PM, we became very concerned because Daddyboy can't be in the bush by that time and so we started looking for him. We did not see him that day.

So, we went to the Community Chairman the next day and he told us to send his picture. We immediately sent his picture and all the children went to look for him in the bush. That was how they found him," she stated in a sad voice.

She added: "My son was the bread winner of the family. He was not sick. I did not see his body so; I can't tell what happened to him. I just came and the people told me that they saw my son body in the bush."

For his part, the acting Chairman of the Frog Island Community, Mr. Randolph Myers, described the incident as "shocking" to the entire community.

He said the leadership of the community immediately dispatched a team of young men to go and search for Daddyboy when he was reported missing by his family. He said the incident was also reported to the police.

Mr. Myers disclosed that the search for Daddyboy intensified on Friday, March 25, 2016 with the involvement of more young people after there was no trace of his whereabouts for about two days.

According to him, no one has been arrested so far in connection with the death of Daddayboy, adding that, "for now, the situation is with the police and they are doing their investigation."

He said the incident is the first of its kind in the community, and therefore, the community leadership would be patient in waiting for the outcome of the police investigation.

Mr. Myers, however, cautioned residents of the Frog Island Community to take precaution from the latest incident in their area.

He also urged residents not to be too hasty in making conclusion of foul play in the death of Daddyboy, stressing that they should be patience in waiting for the outcome of the police investigation.


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