POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 6–year-old girl.
According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, the girl was playing with several other children on Windstead Avenue off East Street South, when she went missing. Relatives and residents immediately mounted a search in the area.
The police were called and the search was intensified. Shortly after 11:00pm, police, with the assistance of their k-9 unit, discovered the lifeless body of the child in a cesspit at the rear of a church.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
duppyVAT 8 years, 2 months ago
Unfortunate ............ but the owners of the cesspit should be held criminally and civilly responsible for this death ............ where is DEHS??????? Dont people care what is going on in their community????
ChefSmith 8 years, 2 months ago
This is very sad. One can only imaging the grief of the family at this deverstating moment. I would have thought that a cesspit on a church premises is highly secure. Why is it not ? The church is not considered private property. It is a sanctuary , what a great place for kids to play . For the lack of green space and play ground here in the capital, the church ground show be more accommodating to the youths. Too often we find these large buildings without even parking space for its members. I do hope the pastor for this Church will bury this child free of cost as it is just as responsible to provide a safe heaven for kids a with the guardian.
sansoucireader 8 years, 2 months ago
With the time change it is still daylight outside at 6pm when she went missing. So many unsecured properties on this island. So many children unaware. Maybe the cesspit was uncovered or surrounded by overgrown bushes and she fell in. It is private property and sad to say, but probably from a legal standpoint, if the church says they will bury the child for free that would be admitting guilt--not something a lawyer wants to hear. Sad accident for all involved. Sorry for the loss of this young child.
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