Boy arrested after beheading 15-year-old and burying his head in his parents’ yardBy Mason White 9:14 AM October 25, 2013
|Lee Heinrich Adams|
By: David Ross
A family was left in shock after their teen was found dead with his head missing.
A 17-year-old has been arrested for decapitating the 15-year-old, who was identified as Lee Heinrich Adams of Ravensmead, South Africa.
The headless body was found lying in an abandoned building, which once housed a school. The classroom was splattered with blood.
Adams’ head was later found buried in the garden in front of the 17-year-old boy’s house.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said that after a thorough investigation, the 17-year-old was charged with the murder.
Police suspect that the murder was part of a satanic ritual, Traut also said. “Paraphernalia found at the suspect’s house suggests that Satanism is a possible motive,” Traut said.
Adams’ mother, Gaynor Adams, said the last time she saw her son was on Thursday night, when she sent him to the ATM to withdraw money. “He never came back,” she said.
“I cannot even describe what was going through my head. I felt shock and pain. He was my eldest son,” the devastated mother said.
“I saw people at the school with dogs, but I did not know it was him until I got a call from the police and I heard my sister crying in the background,” the suspect’s aunt, Anne van Schalkwyk, whose house is across the street from the school, said.
“We never had something like this happen before,” Community Police Forum spokesperson Zelda Tarentaal said.
“This building is a breeding ground for crime. For the past 10 years, we have been asking for it to be removed,” Tarentaal added.
“Whether this is satanic or dysfunctional, children are losing track of social values,” Cosatu regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich, who visited the Adams family, said.
Ehrenreich said that if the building is not demolished by the weekend, then, Ravensmead residents would tear it down.
The Adams family said they could not understand why he was a target of this horrible crime. “He was a good guy who loved his music, and had a sense of humor,” Van Schalkwyk said.