Body of Berbice boy found

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Divers have recovered the badly decomposed body of 12-year-old Leonard Archibald who went missing almost a week ago in Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice.

Two youths in the area have been arrested and have since confessed to sodomising the child and then dumping his body in the Berbice River. On Friday, police recovered the boy’s bicycle in the same river, which is behind the house of one of the suspects, who is known for molesting young boys in the area.

According to Commander of ‘B’ Division, Linden Alves, the child’s body was recovered by relatives and divers at Korthberaadt River which is located about three miles from Brothers Village, East Bank Berbice.

News Room understands that boy was last seen on Saturday riding a bicycle on the Sisters Public Road. <<Investigations are ongoing.

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