Man con­fesses to rap­ing miss­ing Ber­bice boy, 13

Stabroek News Sunday - - LEGAL NOTICES -

Po­lice yes­ter­day said that a Sis­ters Vil­lage East Bank Ber­bice man has con­fessed to rap­ing miss­ing 13-year-old Leonard Archibald and then dis­pos­ing of his body in the Ber­bice River. Com­man­der of ‘B’ Divi­sion Lin­den Alves last evening con­firmed the al­leged con­fes­sion to Stabroek News. He said that the sus­pect con­fessed to sodomis­ing the teen, af­ter which he dumped his un­con­scious body into the Ber­bice River along with his bi­cy­cle. The bi­cy­cle was re­cov­ered a short dis­tance be­hind a house fre­quented by the sus­pect. Res­i­dents had re­ported hear­ing screams from the house. Archibald, of Lot 51 Broth­ers Vil­lage, East Bank Ber­bice, went miss­ing on Sun­day af­ter­noon af­ter he left home to pick up two of his sis­ters from a birth­day party in a nearby vil­lage. How­ever, the lad never re­turned home. He was last spot­ted rid­ing a bi­cy­cle on the Sis­ters Vil­lage, East Bank Ber­bice Public Road. Po­lice had held two men, both in their twen­ties, from Sis­ters Vil­lage, East Bank Ber­bice in con­nec­tion with the child’s dis­ap­pear­ance.

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