A 16-year old female student of the Juaben Senior High School (SHS), in the Ashanti Region, has been found dead in a bush with her vagina completely removed and missing.
The body was found on Saturday June 21 in a decomposing state with a foul smell. The preliminary suspicion is that it could be a ritual murder incident.
The deceased, whose name is being withheld because of her age, was initially reported missing after she left home on Friday June 14, to charge her mobile phone in a friend’s house but never returned.
The unthinkable incident had sent shock waves among residents of Ejisu-Jamasi in the Ashanti Region where the late student resided with her family until her death.
After she was not returning home on Friday June 14, her family lodged an official complaint with the police and immediately a search team was formed in the community to fish her out.
By then, speculations were that she could have been kidnapped. Six days into the search, there had been no tracing whatsoever of her.
It was on the seventh day of the search that a neighbor who was spraying disinfectant chemicals in a bushy area near his farm, found her decomposed body.
He said it was the foul smell from the body which caught his attention. He was not worried when he heard the smell because he was thinking it could be coming from the carcass of a dead animal. It was when he got nearer the source of the foul smell that he saw it was a dead girl.
He raised an alarm and alerted the community. The development was reported to the Police and the body was retrieved.
It was detected that the deceased’s sex organs and parts of her body had been cut off.