Shock as missing boy found dead on top of mountain


A two-year-old Chipinge boy Chris Bere who went missing has been found dead.

Chris Bere’s body was found in an advanced state of decomposition on top of a mountain near Mtikwanda Resettlement Area.

Chipinge District Criminal Investigations Department spokesperson Detective Assistant Inspector Daniel Mhini confirmed the discovery of Chris’ body.

“I can confirm that the body of Chris Bere who was reportedly missing last week was found dead on a mountain on Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives from the Homicide Department attended the scene and conveyed the body to Chipinge District Hospital mortuary for post-mortem. Investigations are underway and no arrests have been made. Once we finish our investigations, we will furnish you with more details,” he said.

Neighbours said the boy’s paternal grandmother left him sleeping in the house on December 11 going to the fields around 3pm.

“When she initially checked on him, she saw him sleeping in the house, but during her second check, the boy was nowhere to be seen.

She began looking for him. Other villagers told her that they had spotted the boy walking towards the mountain. A search was conducted since December 11, but to no avail,” said a neighbour.

The family is not suspecting foul play. Online

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