Hurting mother admits it’s her son
Body found in Maracas forest
THE relatives of a missing teenager got the closure they were looking for yesterday after the body of 17-year-old murder victim Reno David was examined at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
Two suspects, aged 16, remained in custody last night at the Homicide Bureau Region Two office in Arouca in connection with the murder.
David’s mother Cristine David had refused to accept her son’s death after his badly decomposed body was found on Wednesday approximately 600 feet into a forested area off Borough Road, Maracas Bay.
So advanced was the state of decomposition that police had refused to show her the body as they weren’t sure how she would have reacted at the sight of the body of her battered son.
Yesterday morning, however, she got the closure she wanted and although she insisted on trying to smile her relatives said she was hurting badly.
David’s father, Andy David, who spoke on behalf of the family, said he had heard the people David hung out with wanted him to do something that he felt was wrong hence the motive behind his death.
He said he also heard his son may have witnessed a stabbing and when he spoke about it to friends in the Maracas Bay Village the suspects in the stabbing wanted to silence him.
The teenager’s body was found buried in a six-foot-grave with his hands and feet were tied.
“For him to go like this I will never understand because he was a very quiet person, a very related person who just liked to dance,” he said.
“He did not drink and he did not smoke but he always had lots of friends,” said Andy David.
Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations. —GG