A POST mortem conducted on the body of 14-year-old Daniel Younge, which was fished out of the Lama Conservancy, called ‘Blacka,’ on Sunday revealed that he died from drowning following strangulation.
A relative of the dead teen, who along with his father witnessed the autopsy, confirmed that the corpse bore evidence of violence.
There was a big black mark on his forehead and indications of an accumulation of blood under the skin at that point, the relative said. In addition, there was froth in his mouth, consistent with strangulation and his fingers were inclined inwards, in a crouching position, appearing as though he was scrambling for life whilst in the water.
After the operation, the lad’s father accompanied the police who witnessed the procedure, as they went in search of another boy whose name was mentioned as having been in Younge’s company at the Lama Conservancy.
It is not clear whether police have made any arrests but relatives now have every reason to believe that Younge’s death was due to foul play.
The funeral will take place tomorrow. The cortege leaves Sandy’s Funeral Home on Chapel Street, Lodge, at 11:00 hours, for his father’s business place, Callendar Street, Albouystown, but the thanksgiving service for deceased will be held at the South Road Full Gospel Church, also in Georgetown, starting 15:00 hours.