Siaka Konneh’s Son Shot Dead in Sacramento

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    San Jose, CA–A 23-year-old Liberian was shot dead on June 14, 2016 near the American River in Northern Sacramento, California, according to West African Journal.

    The victim was identified as Boakai Konneh, son of J. Siaka Konneh, former president of the Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia (ACFLi) in Sacramento.

    The sad news was relayed to Mohamed Konneh, a family member, by officers of the Sheriff’s Department in Sacramento hours after discovering the body. The late
    Boakai lived within the neighborhood of Marconi and Fulton near the American River, according to Mohamed Konneh in a phone interview. No details were provided about circumstances surrounding his death.

    The body of the late Boakai Konneh was deposited at the Coroner’s office for autopsy since this is a homicide case.

    Meanwhile, there was a tentative family gathering on Friday, June 17 to discuss this tragic death in the community. The father, J. Siaka Konneh, relocated to North Dakota four months ago. He has arrived in Sacramento, along with the rest of the Konneh family. The community will be informed about further arrangements and the family can be reached by calling Mohamed Konneh 961-912-1192, Latin Konneh 701-226-3375 and Siaka Konneh 701-226-6817.

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