Monday 23 November, 2020

Skeletal remains found on Moruga beach

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the identity of the skeletal remains of a human being which was found near La Lune Beach in Moruga last Friday.

Police said the body was suspected to be that of a missing 16-year-old teenager, however, DNA testing is needed to confirm this.

Police said a 24-year-old man was aiding police with inquiries.

Police said around 4 pm on Friday, officers from the Moruga police station, led by Sgt Toussaint, were taken about 200 feet from the beach, by the suspect.

The man then proceeded to dig up a shallow grave.

In the grave, there were skeletal remains along with items of clothing including a red bandana, a pair of blue 3/4 pants, and a t-shirt.

The body was viewed by District Medical Officer Dr Daniel, who ordered its removal to the Forensic Science Center, St James.

Also visiting the scene was PC Ochoa, PC Hamilton and other officers from the Southern Division.

Police said the missing teenager was last seen by his mother in Princes Town on January 2.

He was wearing clothing similar to that found in the grave.

More on this as it becomes available.

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