The results of an autopsy performed on the body of 13 year old Joash Pantin have been released.

The results confirmed that the boy was bug­gered and stran­gled to death.

Two men ages 36 and 16 are said to be in police custody in connection with the crime.

According to a story published in today Guardian Newspaper, one relative criticized the police service for their handling of the case.

He also slammed the police for their tardiness in escorting the body to the Forensic Sciences Centre, given the fact that the already distressed family members, including Pan­tin’s mother, arrived at the cen­tre at 9am.

The body arrived after midday.

He claimed that it was only because his niece called people she knew that police officers got up and took action.

Pantin was last seen on Saturday at about 7.30 pm and was reported missing by his mother and grandmother. Police found his decomposing body at about 6 pm on Monday in the bush about 200 metres from his home.


Responding to allegations by a relative of the boy that officers did not respond in the way that they should have, President of the Police Social and Welfare Association Acting ASP Michael Seales says that persons can say anything when they are grieving.

Speaking with News Power Now, he revealed that while the Association is troubled by the allegations the more important thing to understand why this happened.