James Lakin Crow, a 21 year old American citizen was on Thursday morning discovered dead at the Uganda Wildlife Education centre (Entebbe Zoo). The deceased reportedly hanged himself at the Entebbe zoo hostel where he was residing since Monday when he reported to the Zoo facility to undergo training as a volunteer Animal care taker.
According to reliable sources, the deceased who used a belt to commit suicide, was seen at the zoo restaurant on Wednesday evening at around 4pm drinking all kinds of spirits.
We have established that the deceased has been suffering from severe depression and was living an isolated life in Texas, USA and as a result, his parents granted him his wish after he told them that he wanted to be an animal caretaker.
“Six days ago, the deceased came together with his parents and visited the zoo. His parents travelled back to the US on Sunday and left the deceased in the hands of caretaker. We have established that he has been suffering from depression and he has been an alcohol addict.
The deceased, the only child was brought to Uganda to undergo training as a volunteer Animal caretaker because he was living an isolated life in the US without talking to anyone”, a reliable source revealed.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, has confirmed the incident and added police detectives are carrying out investigations.
Oweyisigire has confirmed the deceased’s body was taken to Mulago Hospital where a postmortem will be carried out and thereafter it will be flown back to the US.
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