BUCHANAN, Grand Bassa – The government of Liberia has conducted an autopsy on the body of Fayiah Kettor, a patient who went missing at the Liberia Agricultural Company plantation and was found dead one week later.
Two Liberian pathologists conducted the autopsy last week, based on requests from family members and Grand Bassa’s fourth district representative, Vincent Willie.
Kettor, who was believed to be in his early 40s, was an employee of the company. He was taken to the company’s health facility on March 22 where he went missing. Willie and members of the deceased’s family had called for an investigation into the actual cause of death.
While the result of the autopsy is expected to be submitted to the Ministry of Justice, the corpse of the deceased is, however, still deposited at the Abraham Roberts Funeral Home in Monrovia.
Following an earlier investigation, the management of LAC was charged for negligence by the police, on grounds that the deceased was an employee of the company and went missing at its health facility.
The four nurses from the company’s health facility who were invited by the police for questioning have since been released.
The company’s management discussed with the family of the deceased to provide them with US$10,000 to cover funeral cost, provide employment for the deceased’s wife and another family member, provide housing for the family on the plantation, and sponsor all his six children in school up to university level. The family has accepted the offer.
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