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Body found in shallow grave

Forensic experts are trying to identify a body discovered in a shallow grave in a cane field at Bayfield, St Philip, this afternoon.

Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police David Welch said the body, believed to be that of a man, was found around 1.30 p.m. today by a group of persons who were looking for a missing man.

“Forensic personnel are going through their paces to uncover the body and also to see if we can identify that person and how that person died,” Welch told reporters late this evening.
The police spokesman said the missing person was Michael Mapp, 43, of Blades Hill, St Philip.

“We received the report yesterday but can’t speculate at this time until the body has been identified . . . I believe the family missed him about Wednesday last week,” he explained.

He added: “It is a long process that we are going through so no identification can be had as yet.”

However the Welch said he could not respond to reports circulating in the public that the body had multiple gunshot wounds.

“The investigators were still in the process of trying to uncover the body so it was not possible to say at this time,” he stressed.

Meantime, he revealed that lawmen had discovered 893 cannabis plants, the tallest two feet high, and 961 seedlings while in the area.(FW)

8 Responses to Body found in shallow grave

  1. Tristan John
    Tristan John May 24, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Something very strange is happening in this country. This place needs a cleansing in Jesus’ name!

  2. seagul May 25, 2016 at 5:02 am

    We must wake up and realize that Jesus is within I and I, you and me. We share a common humanity which means that we are all people of equal worth– and if we were to act on the basis of embracing that common humanity in dealing with issues of conflict, poverty, insecurity, under-development in our part of the world that we’ve long ignored, we are not only doing that out of a humanitarian concern—as important as that may be—but also out of recognition that it will enhance a national security+ an international morality. We must preach truth to our youth and then the responsibility to take from that truth………

  3. jrsmith May 25, 2016 at 5:46 am

    What is happening in this good old Christian Barbados , all the praying all the bible bashing hundreds of churches and still the war of the jungle.. Its about time blacks have our own black Jesus, the blonde haired blueyed guy isn’t doing much is he, we have him (NELSON MANDELA)..follow his words….
    Jesus wasn’t there to help our fore parents during the centuries of suffering slavery, which only benefited the white man, and you all are still waiting ask yourselves for what…decades come and go and what we are leaving for our young people, churches and bibles ,blacks is still waiting at the cross roads with tin cup in hand failing to do for ourselves…

  4. Sherlock Holmes. May 25, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Jrsmith no one knows what Jesus looks like the bible clearly states this,at least up to this point of time, however i am one who believes he exist,and it is very dangerous to trivialize him,you seem to take pleasure in doing so and unless you take stock of the way you speak of your creator you are going to be in danger of experiencing his wrath.Christ is not to be mocked and this is the second occasion that i have observed that you have done so in this forum,it is sad that you hold such a dim view of Jesus and his power,i will bet however that were you to fall seriously ill to the point of death your belief in him might not be concerned so much in color. It is persons like you when faced with such a situation then want prayer support and all of the non belief suddenly disappears.The majority of us who might not even be christian, but who were exposed to the word of God via our parents and by our early up bringing do have that reverence and fear of God and know that he exist,the Said word of God says that the fool in heart says that there is no God,and that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Yes this country needs prayer and definitely so in Jesus’s mighty name.

  5. Green Giant May 25, 2016 at 9:49 am

    This little island nation, called christian for sooooooo long, has been the assistant head quarters of deception for toooo long. The nakedness of our transgression is being laid bare before our eyes. Yet we are soooo ingrained in denial that we still call our island christian, and question the judgement of God.

    Remember the story of ‘sodom’, maybe we are being spared due to the presence of a few righteous.

    I’m just being practical.


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