Cops probe murder of Corentyne boy, 12

The body of a missing 12-year-old Corentyne, Berbice boy was found with marks of violence in a canal this afternoon.

Two men have been arrested and are in custody assisting with the investigations into the suspected murder of Joshua Chunilall, of Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne, police said.

Chunilall’s body was found at about 1:30pm in a canal at John’s Village, Corentyne.

The boy had been reported missing to the police yesterday and his body bore marks of violence to the head, feet and hands, police added.

An autopsy is to be done on the body shortly.

He is the second Corentyne boy to be found murdered in days.

A seven-year-old boy was yesterday afternoon found murdered behind a rice mill in Number 68 Village, Corentyne.

Saheed Makatnauth of No. 68 village housing scheme squatting area, Corentyne was reported missing on Tuesday to police. He had been missing since Monday afternoon around 17:30 hrs.

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