Man Brutally Beaten, Found Dead

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A former employee of ArcelorMittal Liberia, identified as Joseph T. Wee, was found dead last Thursday, April 21 at the Barnersville junction in Gardnersville.

Wee, who was in his early 30s, was found with wounds on several parts of his body, including the ears, nose, mouth and eyes. His body was badly beaten with what was described as blunt force.

Residents said Wee succumbed to the severe beating by an angry mob and afterwards, his body was placed in the middle of the road to appear as if was killed in an accident.

During a search of his body, the forensic team from the Liberia National Police found a wallet containing L$160, an ATM card and an ArcelorMittal Liberia I.D. card.

One of the deceased’s shoes was missing; and since there were no traces of blood where he was found, residents of the area assumed that it was highly likely that he might have been killed elsewhere and the body abandoned at Barnersville junction.

Meanwhile, Hesta Baker-Pearson, Communications Director of ArcelorMittal Liberia, told the Daily Observer that Wee left the company in January 2016.

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