The body of a 14-year-old girl was on Tuesday afternoon discovered floating in a canal at Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), one day after she went missing.
Malika Hamilton of Lot 11 Two Friends Village, ECD, a student of the Hope Secondary School, went missing on Monday.
Reports are the young woman was last seen in the company of two boys late Monday afternoon. However, she failed to return home and her family members launched a search.
The teen’s mother, Latisha Cambridge, told this publication that she last saw her daughter around 06:00hrs on Monday before she left for work.
Cambridge explained that when she returned home, her daughter was not there, which was not strange as she would usually visit her grandmother, who lived in Hope, a neighbouring community.
The bereaved mother explained that she received a call later that evening from her niece, who told her that the teen did not show up to get her hair done as was scheduled. Then, around 22:00hrs, her mother called and disclosed that Hamilton could not be found.
She further explained that on Tuesday morning, she went to the Police Station and reported the matter.
The grieving mother said she was met by persons who told her Hamilton was seen in the vicinity of the canal.
Cambridge said that after the ghastly discovery, she has received different versions as to what her daughter did before her death.