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Cameroon: missing bishop’s body found in river

June 05, 2017

The body of Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Balla was discovered in a river near Yaounde, Cameroon, on June 2.

Bishop Balla had been missing since May 31. His car was found on a bridge over the Sanaha River, with a terse note saying: “I am in the water.” Divers eventually recovered the corpse.

Police had originally theorized that the note in the bishop’s car was a suicide note. Futher investigation has raised the possibility that the note was written by someone else, and the bishop may have been murdered. Investigation is continuing.

 
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