Community Candle Lighting to Be Held This Wednesday For The Murder Of 9 Years Old Westmoreland Girl

Kadijah Saunders
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Family members of slain 9 years old, Westmoreland student have informed our news team that mass community candle lighting will be held in her honour in Dundee District in Westmoreland on Wednesday June 13th.

A close female relative of the murdered student, Khadija Chavealee Saunders, also confirmed that a post mortem examination was done on her last Friday June 8th, which revealed that she died from manual strangulation

She also stated that the entire family is very pleased with the way in which the investigation has been going and also with the speediness of the entire procedure.  Our news team was also informed that funeral arrangements have also been set and young Kadijah will be buried on June 30th.

On Tuesday June 5th, 9 year old, Kadijah who hails from Dundee District and attends the New Works Primary School, went missing shortly after she left school and was on her way home on Tuesday evening

When her mother Cynthia Saunders did not see her arrive home on time as she usually does, she got curious and went in search of her. She was later joined by other members of the family and community members.

Several of the child’s classmates told her family that they last saw her being chased by the 13 years old accused along a lonely road at a section of the community known as BOG.

They then went to the area and following an all-out search by the relatives and community members Kadijah’s body was discovered underneath a bridge at a section of the same area called Bridge Lane.

The 9 years old, child was discovered dead and signs at the scene showed that she may have also been sexually molested.

Following the gruesome discovery the police were summoned and following a series of investigations, the 13 years old, boy who is also her school mate was handed over to the police by his father.


By: Henry Bucknor

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