14-year-old murderAs Police continue their investigation into the murder of Malika Hamilton, 14, whose body was found in a canal at Hope, East Coast Demerara, they have managed to gather a list with the names of males with whom theMurdered: Malika Hamiltonyoung woman was last seen.A senior Police official in C Division told Guyana Times that over the next few days they are expected to interview those on the list with the intention of getting a breakthrough.He also stated that Police are in close contact with the relatives of the deceased teenager as they might also gather information that could help in the probe. The official is also calling on the public to assist, since there are persons who saw the teenager after she left home.To date no one has been arrested.On Friday the post-mortem proved that the teen was strangled and sustained blunt trauma to the head. It is believed that the teenager might have been strangled and struck to the head before she was thrown into the canal.Due to the fact that the post-mortem revealed that she drowned, it means she was alive when she was thrown into the canal.Hamilton of Lot 11 Two Friends Village, ECD, was last seen in the company of two boys; however, the boys reportedly told her family that they dropped her off at a canal in the village, claiming that she wanted to visit her grandmother.Hamilton never showed up and after several calls to family enquiring of her whereabouts, the matter was reported to the Police. The family then launched a search on Monday evening but came up empty handed.The search resumed on Tuesday and it was then the discovery was made. Immediately the body was pulled from the canal, relatives suggested that foul play was involved.They are working closely with the Police to find the perpetrators.
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