The Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Ryan Roberts, 37 years, of Hurradiah Village, Moruca, NWD, whose partially decomposed body was discovered in the community by villagers about 1000h. yesterday. The body was in a sitting position with a string tied around the neck and attached to a tree’s branch, the police said.
The corpse had to be buried due to the state of decomposition and is expected to be exhumed later this week for a post-mortem examination with dissection to be conducted.
The deceased miner, who was reportedly single and residing with his parents, was last seen about 1200h. on December 30, 2017. His mother related that her son indicated to her that he was going to a shop in the village.