Teen beaten to death at Kaituma

A teenager was beaten to death during an argument at Monessee Backdam, Port Kaituma, North West District on Tuesday and a suspect has been arrested.

Dead is Kenney Creem, a 19-year-old miner of Two Miles, Port Kaituma.

Police said in a press release yesterday that the murder occurred around 2300 hours. Investigations have so far revealed that Creem had an argument with two men during which he was beaten about his body.

This newspaper understands that there were marks of violence all over the body which is presently lying at the Port Kaituma mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. It is unclear what was used to beat Creem or what the argument was about.  Police, this newspaper understands brought Creem’s lifeless body out of the Backdam on Wednesday afternoon.

This is the latest murder to have occurred in the E and F Division where the  vast landscape and scattered population sometimes make it difficult for police to solve crimes. As such police depend heavily on the public to catch perpetrators.

Police Commissioner Henry Greene last year had pointed out that most of the murders that occur in this division are disorderly meaning that they occur during arguments especially when both sides are consuming alcohol.

While, the weapons of choice in this Division are usually guns and knives, there have been a few cases were persons were beaten to death. Such a murder occurred last month at 14 Miles, Issano when Earle Austin was tied to a tree and beaten by three men who had accused him of stealing a chain saw and two mattresses.

Austin died after sustaining injuries to the head and other parts of the body. He was beaten with pieces of wood.

Following police investigations, dredge owner Oswald Leacock of Bartica was arrested and charged. Police are yet to arrest his alleged accomplices.

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