Man confesses to raping missing Berbice boy, 13
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.