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Updated: Body of raped 13-year old boy found in river is badly decomposed; suspects to be charged with murder

The decomposed remains of 13-year old Leonard Archibald being removed from near the location where it was discovered.

The decomposed body of the 13-year old  boy, who was raped and dumped in an unconscious state in the Berbice River six days after he went missing , was Saturday afternoon retrieved from the watery grave, police said.

Demerara Waves Online News observed that the body of Leonard Archibald was ‘tied like an iguana’ – his hands and feet were tied behind his back.

Residents of West Bank Berbice who turned out to witness the retrieval of the body of Leonard Archibald.

After seeing the remains of her son, his mother remarked that she felt at peace that his body was found. Residents at the scene screamed for justice to be served.

Head of the Criminal Investigations Department said the body was identified by its face and the clothing.

Leonard Archibald’s mother (centre) leaves the scene after seeing the decomposed body of her son.

Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said the body of Leonard Archibald was discovered on a mudflat at Korthberaadt further down the Berbice River from Sister’s Village where the body was dumped.

Police said the body was found  at about 3 PM, about three miles from Brothers Village,East Bank Berbice where the boy lived.

Alves said based on the confession by one of the detainees and information provided by the other one, both are expected to be charged early next week with the offence of murder. He said the second person has tied himself into the offence based on the information he provided to investigators.

The lad disappeared last week Sunday while he and his sisters were returning to their home at Brother’s Village, East Bank Berbice from a birthday party.

On Friday, the suspects led sleuths to the area where the boy was throw into the river. His bicycle was located nearby.

Since then, police, Coast Guardsmen, residents and relatives had launched a search for the body of the lad whose grieving mother remembers as  a very helpful and willing son.

  • rudeo

    Black people doing this?

    • Isabelle Hope

      Yes nasty batty men maggots

    • Shevaune Kirton

      Does it really matter who is doing it , it matter who they did it to our children our future RIP honey atleast your mom is at peace

    • Second Coming

      Holy smokes! You look at this story and saw race? I have read horror stories done by Indians and never saw the race connection.

    • dougla

      Who then?

    • Carson

      you better believe it.

  • pollard

    all race take advantage of the helpless,
    all race, sodomize anything that run by sufficient they are parasites and monsters
    all race kills another for want of greed
    all race choke and rob
    all race steal from government to enrich themselves
    all race goes to jail
    all race are lazy too ,these two black people should get the same treatment when found guilty of this horrendous crime to this child ,tied up the same way and all the villagers do the same to them and then throw them into the water grave.

  • Debbie Brown

    I cannot stop writing,What monsters man what that child did to the two bullers(evil battie vampires)call they case soon,through away the keys please