Man, 22, Found Dead in Bassa Town

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Archie Howard, 22, of LPRC-Chicken Soup Factory Bassa Town Community near Monrovia was found dead yesterday morning outside the neighborhood, family sources said.

There were no physical marks on his body, the family said, but explained that Howard was involved in a fistfight with a man identified only as Joe.

“Howard arrived home to meet confusion between two neighbors and he said he would have stabbed someone if he were involved in the conflict,” a female eyewitness said.

She said neighbors complained about his remark since he was not part of whatever was going on.

When the man identified as Joe heard what Howard had said, he got angry and turned his anger on Howard, insulting him.

“It was then that Howard pulled out a knife that he had on him, and during a scuffle, stabbed Joe,” an eyewitness said.

She said Joe fell to the ground shouting that he had been stabbed, and Howard took off, fleeing the area. Neighbors took Joe to a nearby clinic where he was treated.

But around 1a.m., someone raised an alarm that a body had been found near the community.

“When people went to find out, they were shocked to find Archie Howard’s body, foaming at the mouth,” the eyewitness said. “Many people claimed that he had been electrocuted, but others denied it.”

Nearby police officers were alerted and they visited the scene and started their investigations.

Archie Howard, according to his grandmother, Margaret Cooper, lived nearby and rode a motorbike for a living.

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