A post-mortem examination performed on the body of eight-year-old Isaiah Smartt of “E” Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, proved that he was murdered.The lifeless body of the lad was found on Tuesday evening in a swampy area aDead: Isaiah Smarttshort distance from his home.Smartt, who attended the F E Pollard Primary School in Kitty, Georgetown was found at around 19:00h by residents.However, the autopsy conducted by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital, gave the cause of death as strangulation compounded by compression injuries to the neck.According to reports, the child’s mother was under the impression that he had gone to his father’s home, and when he did not return home, she did not pay any heed.Upon the discovery of his body, an alarm was raised. Eyewitnesses stated that the body was swollen, suggesting that the body may have been in the swampy area for at least two days.Family members were from the onset convinced that the child had been murdered. The Police are now on the hunt for a murderer.It was reported that the area where the lad was found was alongside an unoccupied concrete house; the former inhabitants are reportedly overseas.Meanwhile, the lad was last seen alive on Monday afternoon playing around the area but it was until after a relative retired to bed, the child was discovered missing. On Wednesday, the child’s mother returned to the scene where her son was discovered but had to be ushered away after fainting several times.Now that the post-mortem proved that the child was murdered, the Police have revisited the area and have launched an investigation. No arrests were made.Isaiah Smartt was described as being mannerly and a great cricketer.
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