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Relatives suspect foul play in 9-year-old girl’s death

Sunday, September 09, 2012 | 6:26 PM    

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MAY DAY, Manchester – David Forbes, the uncle of nine-year-old Samantha Anderson who was found in a tank here on Saturday believes that there is something suspicious about her death.

The girl’s body was found after she went missing on Friday after leaving school. She attends the Old England Primary School in a neighbouring community.

Relatives have since raised questions about where and how the little girl actually met her death.

“A some foul play,” a distraught Forbes told the Jamaica Observer when contacted by telephone.

He said that there was heavy rain in the area on Friday, but Samantha’s uniform, school bag with books; her shoes and underwear were reportedly all dry when they were found by the side of the tank at about 11:00am on Saturday.

Yesterday Forbes said that relatives were on the scene where her body was found the day before still trying to make sense of what really happened.

“It hard,” he said.

Forbes said that the school’s guidance counsellor had visited the family in an effort to offer some consolation. He said that they were told that Samantha was in a happy mood at school on Friday.

He remembers his niece as a “polite child” who was a part of her school and church choir and loved to watch television.

A post-mortem will be done on Anderson’s body to determine the cause of death, the Manchester police said.

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