Porknocker found dead with face bashed in –police looking for teenage suspect

Police are on the hunt for a teenager who allegedly murdered his 21-year-old drinking buddy at Port Kaituma early Tuesday morning.

Dead is Shimron Benjamin of Quarry Top, Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD).

Police Headquarters confirmed that they are investigating the alleged murder which occurred at Four Miles Village, Port Kaituma.

The 17-year-old suspect has not yet been located, they said.

According to a Police report, enquiries revealed that Benjamin was last seen imbibing high wine with the suspect.

They both appeared intoxicated.

Minutes after, Benjamin’s lifeless body was found in the grass with blood on his head about 30 feet from his home.

His face was bashed in, Police said.

Upon making the discovery, the Police noted that the farmer immediately informed the village Toshao who took Benjamin to Port Kaituma District Hospital on his ATV.

Benjamin was pronounced dead on arrival to the hsopital.

His body is at the Port Kaituma District Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Police found a piece of rock with a reddish substance, suspected to blood, at the scene.