Body of missing teenager discovered along the beach

04 Jan 2019 15:30pm
WALVIS BAY, 04 JAN (NAMPA) – The body of 19-year-old Dexter Opeipawa Netha, who went missing a week ago, was discovered by a passer-by along the beach at Langstrand (Long Beach) on Friday.
The Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu explained that the teenager is suspected to have drowned at Long Beach suburb where he was attending a music festival last Friday.
The deceased’s body was discovered at about 08h00 north-east of the Long Beach, about 1,8 kilometres from where the music festival event took place.
It was reported that Netha, who was a student at the International University of Management in Windhoek, travelled from the capital city with a friend that same Friday to attend the music festival.
According to the police, the friend went back to Swakopmund after he was denied entry into the festival venue because he did not have enough money for the show.
“The friend said Netha called him from an unknown number to pick him up at about 23h00 that night. But when he arrived at the venue, the owner of the phone apparently told him that he did not know where Netha had gone to after making the call,” Iikuyu explained.
During a media briefing held here on Friday, Erongo Regional Commander Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu told reporters that although the case is of suspected drowning, the police is yet to investigate the events which occurred before the deceased’s death.
The body was taken to the Walvis Bay police mortuary for post mortem examination.
His next of kin have been informed.
(NAMPA)
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