On Friday, a family’s hope turned into horror when their loved one was found buried in a shallow grave in her boyfriend’s back yard.
Twenty-one-year-old Shonnette Odessa Dover went missing back on April, 3rd, 2021. The young woman was last seen dressed in a yellow vest, blue damaged jeans, and gold slippers.
Police ranks, acted on information and were able to locate the missing woman’s body buried in a shallow grave in Canvas City, Wismar Linden.
In a recent interview with Dover’s father, Selwin Heywood, he said he is satisfied with how the Guyana Police Force is handling the case and for that, he must give God praise and thanks.
The grieving father noted that the family have been receiving a lot of prank calls, even before the daughter’s body was found.
“It’s just a lot of fake calls that distracted people. I have been distracted one hundred times in the last few weeks….the boyfriend still has to come forward to face his judgment….”
The father went as far as to show this publication messages and calls he is receiving, indicating that someone is trying to lure him into a trap.
“he gave a lot of people my number to distract me from the main thing, someone called saying they saw him heading to Mahdia side just before the police arrived at our home”
The grieving father, who fought to hold back his tears during the interview, said that his daughter was in an abusive relationship. She pleaded with him sometime back, that she wants out of the relationship.
“ I vexed with myself because I should have done more than just telling her I don’t like the relationship. When I do my background work, I said oh! God, but it had gone far and she went in deep, that boy worshiping the devil, he sold his soul.”
While at the residence of Dover Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn visited the grieving family.
Benn noted that the 15-year-old, who has been implicated in the murder, is currently in the care of the Police and Child Care and Protection Agency, where all her needs are being met.
When asked about the rumors circulating about the perpetrator fleeing to French Guiana, Benn added that he is not aware of such, but the GPF is working to capture him.
This family has lost a daughter, sister, cousin, granddaughter, as such, they are pleading with the general public to help in the capture of the alleged murdere.
The funeral of Shonette Dover is expected to be on Wednesday, May, 5th.