Detectives on the case intensified its investigation with regards to the
hacking to death of 16-year-old Isaiah Henry and 18-year-old Joel Henry
whose bodies were discovered in the backlands of Cotton Tree West Coast
During a public briefing on Tuesday, Acting Commissioner of Police Nigel
Hoppie confirmed that a total of seven persons are now in custody. The
seven suspects are being questioned about their possible involvement in the
The acting Top Cop noted that that the heads of the joint services met and
formulated a plan which would see a joint effort at the picket line to bring
calm to the area.
Meanwhile Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn urged those with
political and social influence to use their impact to assist the police.