Unknown Man’s Body Found in River in Moroto
The police in Moroto district are investigating a murder case after the body of an unidentified man in his twenties was discovered in a river in Looyarakamwae village, Rupa Sub County.
The body was allegedly found by residents tracking the footprints of suspected thieves who had broken into shops in Kidepo trading centre, Lotisan Sub County.
According to John Robert Adupa, the LC 3 chairperson of Lotisan Sub County, residents following the footprints of suspected thieves were alerted by someone from Looyarakamwae village in Rupa Sub County that an unidentified man had been murdered in the area.
The residents rushed to the scene and found the body lying lifeless in the river with pieces of wood that the killers had used to carry the body to the hiding spot.
It is unclear how the man died, although there are allegations that he was among the thieves who had gone to steal chickens in the same village. The deceased was found with a phone that’s been handed over to the Gombolola Internal Security Officer of Rupa Sub County to aid in tracing his relatives and the investigation.
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Region police spokesperson, revealed that the deceased had bullet wounds on the chest, raising suspicion that he was shot. Inquiries are ongoing to identify both the body and the murder suspects, including the motive for their actions.
The body has been conveyed to Moroto regional referral hospital mortuary for a postmortem examination as police await the arrival of any potential relatives.