Body of boy, 16, found on seawall, drowning suspected
The body of a 16-year-old boy was discovered yesterday at the Kitty seawall in the vicinity of the 1823 Monument and he is believed to have drowned.
Dead is Jerome Sturge of 32 East Ruimveldt Front Road Squatting Area. He was a former student of Carmel High and the David Rose School.
His mother, Margaret Persaud, said that she last saw her son around 10 am on Thursday shortly before he left home in the company of two other boys. “Apparently these boys are his friends. The night before, these guys came out here and I turn and tell them that I hope that they don’t come and pick up Jerome and y’all does go about smoking,” she said.