FEARED DEAD: Shonnette Dover who went missing on April 03, 2021
Police on Friday morning discovered the partly decomposed body of a 20-year-old bartender, Shonnette Dover of Canvas City, Wismar Linden, who went missing on the April 03, 2021. According to a police statement, police contacted Dover’s 15-year-old sister who led them to the site where the woman’s partly decomposed body was found buried in a shallow grade at Canvas City Wismar.
Based on information received, the police said contact was made with the teen minutes before midnight. Subsequently, she was interviewed in the presence of a Child Care and Probation Officer – ať Wismar Police Station Criminal Investigation Department during which she was told of an allegation, cautioned in accordance with the Judges Rules and provided a statement.
Information provided alleges that on the night the victim went ‘missing’, her boyfriend identified as ‘Shaquawn’ was oiling ‘his brownish gun in their living room’.
The teen said he then pointed the gun at the victim who told him ‘he like play and he should put away that thing.’
The sister says she then heard a sound like a squib and ‘Shaquawn’ said ‘oh shoots, I shoot that girl’.
She then saw Shonette’s mouth open and blood on her face and she asked for her sister to be taken to the hospital but was told she’s already dead.
The boyfriend reportedly told his father what occurred who responded with “don’t tell (me) stupidness, why (you) playing with the gun?”
The teen told police that they subsequently left and collected a spade from a man and dug a hole aback the house where the victim was buried. The suspect then hid the gun.
In the wee hours of Friday morning, on the teen’s directions, ranks went into action and dug up the area about four feet down during which they stumbled upon the body of a female, partly decomposed.
Due to the decomposed state of the body, it was difficult to see any marks of violence on the most exposed parts of the body, police said.
It was escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex and pronounced dead on arrival at 03:50hrs and is now at the Pensioners Mortuary where it is being stored awaiting PME.
The 15-yr-old was placed into custody pending investigations.
The father of the suspect was arrested and placed in custody pending investigations.