The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Justice, has requested the immediate conduct of an autopsy on the bodies of Princess Cooper and Melvin Togba in order to establish what led to their deaths.
Ms. Cooper was discovered dead on March 24, 2022, at the ELWA intersection in Paynesville, in a compound believed to be owned by the Fawaz Building Materials Store; while Mr. Togba was found dead in his bedroom in Jallah Town the same day.
Although an initial report by the police coroner and forensic team is available, the conduct of an autopsy will help establish the actual cause of death.
Liberian pathologists Benedict S. Kolee and Zoebon K. Kparteh have therefore been asked to carry out independent post-mortem examinations on the remains of the two.
The government conveys its deepest sympathy to the families of the deceased and assures them of a speedy investigation.