In what is being treated as a double suicide, a pregnant 14-year-old girl and her 21-year-old lover were today found hanging in a house at Longsdale, East Bank Berbice. Sherryanne Alli called Budgee, celebrated her 14th birthday on December 31, last and had lived at the neighbouring Brothers Village with her adoptive relatives.
Deoraj Persaud, a labourer, lived at the home of his recently departed grandfather at Longsdale. It is at this house that the couple were discovered hanging.
Probation officers had reportedly warned the couple of their inappropriate relationship, given the age of the girl.
The girl was scheduled to return to the Probation office today for a decision on whether to send her home to her biological mother at Skeldon, Corentyne, or to find alternative living arrangement.
Last evening, Sherryanne and the family she lived withy had their usual meal and went to bed, but early this morning, this family discovered her missing.
A report to the Police station and checks by the young man’s relatives led them to his house where they were found hanging.