December 11, 2023



Autopsy on 8-year-old Linden boy to be performed on Monday

Investigations into the death of an 8-year-old boy who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon are ongoing, even as speculations grow over the cause of death. Commander of Region 10 Division, Hugh Winter, said the police have not ruled out any other cause of death and investigations are still being done.

No one has been taken into custody thus far for the death. He said the autopsy will be performed on Monday. Persons close to the deceased child are questioning whether the cause of death is really suicide. Relatives are also claiming there were no problems between the child and family, as was earlier reported. They are calling on the police to thoroughly investigate the matter.

According to a police report, the child who resided at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, was at home with his parents and siblings and about 13:30hrs they retired to bed leaving the child in his room, subsequently about 17:30hrs checks were made to the room for him by his mother and he was not seen.

When family members searched the yard, the child was “ discovered hanging from a wood attached to a domestic rearing pen with a jersey around his neck.”

He was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival.