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Unmarked grave still to be located – Crime Chief

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first_imgDisappearance of 6-year-oldA father has confessed that he murdered and buried his six-year-old son two years ago at Richmond Hill in the Essequibo river island of Leguan, Region 3; and the Police were up to Saturday evening combing the area for the unmarked grave.During a counselling session with a social worker on December 6, Ewart Adolphus confessed to murdering his son, Daniel Adolphus, and burying his body in an unmarked grave.Being a person who suffers from mental complications, Ewart Adolphus was being counselled after a magistrate had recommended that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation when he made the confession.Father, Ewart AdolphusHe had told Police that in 2016 he was charged for attempting to slit his son’s throat, but the matter was dismissed following an evaluation. Contacted on Saturday afternoon, Crime Chief Paul Williams told Guyana Times that a team of investigators had travelled to Leguan on Saturday to search for the unmarked grave of Daniel Adolphus. He noted that up to late Saturday afternoon the Police were still combing the Richmond Hill area, and he said the search will continue. The search, he noted, is based on information being given to the Police by the father of the missing child.“We are not sure if he is giving the correct information, but we are not taking chances, and as such, we will search the area,” the Crime Chief disclosed.The Crime Chief said the mentally ill man told the social worker what he had done because he said his conscience was “killing” him. While the Crime Chief did not divulge any information on how the man might have committed the act, Guyana Times understands that he might have slit the child’s throat.The child mysteriously disappeared in December 2015, and has since not been seen or heard from. At the time of his disappearance, he had been at home with his father, since his mother had travelled to Georgetown with her new-born baby to seek medical attention.Based on reports, on the night of December 2, 2015, the father claimed he woke up around midnight and saw the television on, the door ajar, and his son missing from home. Initially, he raised an alarm and a search party was launched, but the child was not found even after several days.There were reports that the child might have been kidnapped, but the family never received a telephone call from anyone demanding a ransom for his safe return. The Police had reportedly followed all possible leads, but had come up empty-handed.Ewart Adolphus was, in 2010, charged for committing two robberies while being armed with a gun. He was accused of relieving two people of more than $2 million. He had reportedly carried out the crime with the help of an accomplice.last_img read more

With riding and roping, rodeo returns to Palmdale

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first_imgTo make the arena, sod was lifted from a park field. The sod will be returned after the rodeo. “It’ll be replaced and growing before soccer season,” Zamrzla said. Among the events: TODAY Rodeo queen contest and horsemanship judging at 11 a.m., with the queen dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $12 a person. SATURDAY\] Barrel races start at 1 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. SUNDAY Antelope Valley Youth Rodeo Association events begin at 8 a.m. Admission is free for spectators. MONDAY Tamale Festival and Hispanic equestrian events run from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Old West-style mounted shooting competition runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. JUNE 2 Gates open at 5 p.m. for Xtreme bull riding, which begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Dancing and music by Gis Johannsson being at 9:30 p.m. JUNE 3 Gates open at 4 p.m. for How the West Was Fun festival with games for youngsters and live music. Admission is free. PRCA Showdown Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Barn dance begins at 9 p.m. JUNE 4 Cowboy church service begins at 9 a.m. Admission is free. Pancake breakfast is served beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $3 a person. How the West Was Fun festival with family games, pie-eating contest and other events begins at 11 a.m. Admission is free. Professionwal Armwrestling Conference competition begins at 11:30 a.m. PRCA Showdown Rodeo begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12. Advance tickets are available at H.W. Hunter Dodge, Boot Barn in Lancaster, Hemme Hay and Feed, Van Dam Feed, Mosman Feed in Leona Valley and the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Nearly 7,000 spectators attended last year’s rodeo at the park, 39101 3rd St. E. Some 5,000 people attended the tamale festival, which this year will feature seven mariachi bands and Hispanic equestrian events. The June 3-4 rodeo offers more than $30,000 in cash prizes and has drawn 345 entrants, the most ever for an Antelope Valley rodeo, Showdown Rodeo committee chairman Johnny Zamrzla said. The June 2 bull-riding competions entrants include world champion Matt Austin, he said. “We have some great names,” Zamrzla said. This is the third year that the rodeo will take place at Desert Sands Park, but it was held in Lancaster for years before that. The rodeo moved to the park from the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds after the fair moved to west Lancaster. PALMDALE – Two weekends of riding, roping, barn dances, tamales and mariachi bands are coming up at Desert Sands Park. In a temporary arena and corrals set up on a soccer field, the annual Showdown Rodeo and Xtreme Bull Riding will be held June 2, 3 and 4 with preliminary events this weekend including a rodeo queen contest, barrel racing, a youth rodeo and a tamale festival. “It really does go back to our roots. I think there’s something for everybody,” Mayor Jim Ledford said. Admission is free to this weekend’s preliminary events, except for tonight’s Miss Showdown Rodeo dinner. Admission is $15 to the June 2 bull riding and the June 3 rodeo, and $12 for the June 4 rodeo. last_img read more