“The bodies of two school boys ages 17 and 19 were early Sunday afternoon found with their throats slashed at the Cotton Tree backdam, West Coast Berbice one day after they went missing.
The boys have been identified as Isaiah Henry age 17 and Joel Henry age 19 of Number.3. Village West Coast Berbice.
Reports reaching Village Voice are that the teenagers went to the backdam of Cotton Tree to pick coconuts on Saturday. However, they did not return home and a massive search was immediately launched. Villagers searched all night Saturday, but did not find any trace of the youths. They returned on Sunday and in the afternoon found the bodies of the boys with their throats slashed amidst bushes.
Police have been summoned to the scene. Residents of #3 Village have reacted angrily to the killing of the youths. They have urged a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice. The teenagers are said to be cousins.”
The boys are relatives of former APNU-AFC coalition government Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry.