Investigators are hoping to question a neighbour, in whose yard the body of eight-year-old Isaiah Smartt was discovered on Tuesday, one day after he went missing.
The lad’s body was found floating in a small drain a few houses from his mother’s home at ‘E’ Field Sophia.
Kaieteur News was informed that the body was found a stone’s throw from the neighbour’s backdoor, just next to her bathroom.
While the woman is claiming that she did not see the child, ranks found this strange since the body can be seen from her backdoor. What is even strange is the fact that the body was found close to her bathroom’s door.
Once she would have gone to the bathroom, it would have been impossible for her not to see the child’s remains floating in the water.
The child’s mother, Joycelyn Pickett, said that she is waiting on the Post Mortem examination before commenting on his death.
She admitted that she found her son’s demise strange. She described the drain as being about two-feet deep with about 12 inches of water.
Recalling what transpired, Pickett noted that the lad left home with his sister on Monday. A relative saw him cutting callaloo with a cutlass in his sister’s backyard while dressed in a raincoat and long boots. He was using his little sister’s umbrella.
After cutting the callaloo, he was seen walking through an alleyway which leads to his father’s home—this was the last time he was seen alive.
Pickett said when her son did not return home, she thought that he was at his father’s home since the man lives in the same neighbourhood.
“His sister thought that he was mad at me and I thought he was at his father. On Tuesday afternoon, my great nephew went to fill water in the neighbour yard when he saw the umbrella. He picked it up and he saw the coat floating,” Pickett said.
Upon further examination, they discovered that it was the child’s remains. Pickett said that her great nephew took a stick and tried to pull him out.
According to the child’s mother, she was told that when her great nephew took the stick to pull the rain coat, the neighbour started shouting on him.
Yesterday, ranks went to her home but the woman was not there.
Isaiah was the youngest of nine siblings.
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