The lifeless body of three-year-old Trayshawn Archer was on Sunday pulled from a trench in close proximity to his North Ruimveldt Squatting Area home in Georgetown.
The toddler had gone missing at about 5:00h that day, but his body was discovered several hours later in a trench that runs to the front and back of his home.
He was last seen alive by his 19-year-old mother Aaliyah Archer.
The devastated mother told Police that at 6:18h, she discovered the toddler was not in the house, and she immediately started to search for him. She reportedly found his pair of brown rubber slippers on the bridge of the neighbour’s yard.
The neighbour, however, has said he did not see the toddler for the morning, and as such he raised an alarm, and the Police at North Ruimveldt Outpost were contacted.
Assisted by persons in the area, the Police conducted searches but the child was not seen. At about 15:15h, his body was discovered in the trench. He was subsequently pronounced dead by a doctor.
No marks of violence were seen on the body, but a whitish liquid was seen in his nostrils.
The toddler’s body was taken to the Memorial Funeral Home where it awaits a postmortem.