A search for a missing four-year-old boy ended tragically on Saturday after his lifeless body was pulled from a trench at Two Friends Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Dead is Shane Samuels. Police Headquarters in a statement said that the child drowned on Saturday between 20:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs.
According to the Police, Samuel’s mother, 38-year-old Donell Adams, a vendor of Lot 41 Two Friends Village, ECD, had asked her sister Suella Adams, who shared a yard with her, to take care of her son while she was at work.
On the said day, at around 08:00 hrs, Adams called her sister while at work and she was told that her child was playing in the yard. The woman said she called a second time only to learn that the boy was missing.
Later on, she got a call from a friend telling her that they had found her son’s bicycle close to a trench.
His lifeless body was later removed from the trench by his uncle, Collin Chandler.
Upon arriving home, Adams observed her son’s motionless body on the ground next to the Two Friends trench.
The matter was reported at the Clonbrook Police Outpost and an investigation was launched.
The body of the four-year-old was examined, but no marks of violence were found. The area was canvassed for CCTV systems, but none was seen in the area.
The body is currently lying at Jerricks Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.
The scene was processed by a member of the crime scene department and statements were taken. Investigations are ongoing.