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The hanging of the convicted ritual murderers in Maryland County did not deter a group of people of committing the same crime a few months later. This time it happened in Sinoe County, in July 1979. Also in this case some big names were involved and eventually several high-ranking public officials were arrested and put on trial.
In July, 1979 the mutilated body of 29-year high school student Princelet Hilton Teah was found lying on the Poor River beach. His relatives only identified the deceased by his shoes and socks. Among the suspects were one Mr. Sammy Harris, who lived close to the place where the body was found, and Joseph Frazier, a prophet. A few weeks later, police in Greenville, Sinoe
County, arrested them and two others. National newspapers started paying attention to this new case of ritual murder (The Liberian Inaugural, August 13, 1979).
Tieh's body was discovered on the Greenville shore on
Independence Day (July 26, 1978) (The year cited obviously is a typing
error - FVDK). He was murdered on July 23. The body was mutilated with
many parts missing, including an eye, the left arm and ribs, intestines, a
tooth and the muscles and flesh of both ties. His body was thrown into the
Po River after the mutilation. The river emptied the body into the sea,
which rejected it by pushing it back on the shores behind the home of one
of the suspects. Police believe the murderers used axes, cutlasses and
other sharp instruments as indicated by the deceased bones. His hair was
cut low. Tieh's mutilated body was recognized by his relatives who
remembered the shoes and pants he had on when he left home before he was