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14 Year Old Murdered At Interior Location

The police are investigating the alleged murder of Elton Thompson, 14 years of South Rupununi, which occurred at about 08:00pm on January 11, 2011, at Chinese Creek, Puruni.

Investigations revealed that Elton Thompson and another miner Jonas Perreira, 26 years of Tuschen, EBE, were imbibing together with two Brazilian nationals.  It is alleged that an argument developed between the two miners and the two Brazilians during which the Brazilians assaulted them with pieces of wood about their bodies.

Elton Thompson and Jonas Perreira were taken to the Bartica Hospital where Elton Thompson was pronounced dead on arrival, while Jonas Perreira has been admitted a patient.

Efforts are being made to get the body and the injured man to Georgetown.

A team of investigating ranks is in the Puruni area but so far the suspects have not been arrested.

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