Two young siblings were killed sometime during Saturday night by their father, 33-year-old Barry Karamath, when he fed them a poisonous substance, before ingesting the substance himself.
The 33-year-old man had taken ten-month-old Omari “Buba” Mayers, and his sister, three-year-old Keanna “Keke” Mayers from their Ninth Avenue, Barataria, home earlier that day, after their mother, Okilia Mayers, had left to go to work.
He was last seen at about midday, when he told relatives at the home that he was taking the two young children snacks and would return later that day.
Sometime later the mother of the children tried unsuccessfully to contact Karamath and it was realised that none of his relatives or friends knew where he was.
Okilia’s family grew concerned, and went to the Morvant Police Station to ask for assistance in locating the two children.
At about 7 p.m. Okilia and her relatives began receiving texts from Karamath, which indicated that he was about to harm the siblings.
According to police reports, at approximately 6 a.m. yesterday, they received a report from a pumpkin farmer from Mora Trace, Matura, that he had stumbled across three human bodies near a bamboo patch next to his farm.
When police arrived, they found Karamath’s body and those of his two children with dried spit and vomit near their mouths.
Police are continuing investigations.