The body of a 36-year-old man whom his family identified as Teah Tarpeh of New Kru Town was found floating in Stockton Creek yesterday.One of the deceased’s sisters, identified as Patience, was dumbfounded and could not find any explanation for her brother being found dead, wrapped in grey plastic and floating in the water.She told the Daily Observer that there were no reports that he was missing from his New Kru Town home.“I heard the news of the discovery of his body and I came to see it,” said Patience. The news had reached communities near Caldwell Bridge, and residents came in their numbers to take a look at the body.Another lady, who said she was also the victim’s sister, but refused to identify herself, claimed that although her brother was evidently killed, she could not imagine who wanted him dead.Meanwhile, although the grey plastic containing the body was not open, a partial exposure revealed the kind of discoloration associated with bodies immersed in water.“My brother graduated from Zion,” the unidentified sister said, “and he has a daughter.”While awaiting the arrival of the LNP forensic team, the head of a local Muslim community in Caldwell visited the scene and expressed sympathy to the family for the unfortunate loss of their brother and informed the sisters of their willingness to help in any way possible.It may be recalled that Prince Teah, 22, in the early morning of January 28 was found badly beaten, with a hand and fingers amputated by a vigilante group, for walking over the Caldwell Bridge at that time of the morning. The group accused him of being a rogue.“They took me near the waterside and forced my left hand on a wood and cut all the fingers on my left hand off. Not satisfied with cutting my left fingers off, they beat the fingers on my right, cut my back in several places and left me to die,” Teah told the Daily Observer.Teah survived but is yet to get justice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
: Scott Wolf USC tailback Chauncey Washington finished the fall semester with a grade-point average above 2.0, but said he won’t make up his mind whether to return next semester or turn pro until after the Rose Bowl. Washington’s been academically ineligible the past two seasons but could be a vital part of USC’s offense next year if tailbacks Reggie Bush and LenDale White turn pro early. However, Washington is also considering an early entry into the NFL draft, because he isn’t sure if he can handle the academic workload and play football. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAnother commitment Colton defensive back Shareece Wright committed to the Trojans on Saturday. He’s is USC’s 10th commitment. Wright is listed as the 16th-best cornerback in the country by Rivals.com. Rain practice USC’s normal practice field was so inundated with water Saturday the Trojans were forced to practice on a small piece of FieldTurf normally reserved for selected drills. Today, the Trojans will practice on Cromwell Field, which has FieldTurf and is almost the size of a football field. “It was great to have rain today, it happened to be our turnover (prevention) day and you never know what’s going to happen in the game,” offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. He spoke to NFL analyst Pat Kirwan, a close friend of USC coach Pete Carroll, last week but was not told where he might get drafted if he went pro. “I’ll decide after the game,” Washington said. Big ‘D’ in Texas The Longhorns defense kept all opponents under 30 points and is ranked fourth in the nation in points allowed. But defensive tackle Rod Wright is not surprised his squad has taken second billing to the likes of Vince Young, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. “You have the No. 1 and No. 2 offenses, scoring-wise, going against each other, they’re going to get a lot of publicity,” Wright said. “You have two Heisman winners on one side and an O’Brien and a Maxwell winner (both Young) on the other side, so we obviously know what role we’re going to be playing as far as the media see it.” Wright believes the lack of attention might benefit both defenses if players use the perceived slight for motivation. He also said he doubts the game will be the shootout many are expecting. “We’re not watching film, practicing and breaking these guys down for nothing,” Wright said. “We’re going to go out there and show up.” Young confident As Young sees it, the 12-0 Longhorns are capable of providing the two-time defending champions with as big a challenge as they’ve faced, even if the press and the general public seem to have already written them off. “Walking around L.A., everyone has the opinion that ‘SC is going to beat us,” Young said. “When game time comes, we know who’s going to win.” During a press conference Saturday, a reporter noted that USC’s offense, with two Heisman Trophy winners in its backfield, has been dubbed the one of the greatest in the history of the sport, even though Texas holds a slight edge in its points-per-game average. “I guess we’re the greatest of greatest of greatest of greatest,” Young responded. Walter Hammerwold 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!