The decomposed body of teenager, Felix David of Babonneau is to be released soon to his family for burial, reliable sources have told the Times.
On 6th November 2014, eighteen year old Felix along with his brother and cousins had gone to catch sea urchins at a beach in the North, according to reports.
He was carried away by a strong wave – his body being discovered some nine days later in waters off the fishing village of Dennery.
Relatives told the Times that his mother having identified his remains upon discovery, Police refused to release the body for burial, until his identity could be confirmed by forensic D.N.A.
According to one source, with the forensic lab closed the cost of overseas testing was alleged to have been astronomical.
A plea is reported to have been made to the Ministry of Justice in September on behalf of the family and samples sent overseas in October which finally confirmed the remains were that of Felix Ed David.
Shala David, a Sister of the deceased told the Times that had it not been for the intervention of Attorney at Law, Mary Francis, there may have been no progress to date on getting her brother’s body released.
“Thank God for Mary Francis,” David told the Times, adding that the family is still grieving at the death of the young man.
As far as she is concerned, the system is weighted against poor people, whereas the rich can get their matters expedited.