Police Commissioner CG Walwyn says it is too early in the investigation to declare 10-year-old Kadeem Periera’s death a murder. Speaking exclusively with The Observer today (Oct 9), CoP Walwyn confirmed that a second autopsy has been ordered. He said investigators presently do not have sufficient information to determine if the child was murdered. “At this time the call cannot be made as the investigators do not have conclusive initial information,”he said. The Commissioner also clarified that cause of death has not been incontrovertibly determined. The prevalent hypothesis is that the child died from strangulation. “The true cause of death will be determined at the completion of the second autopsy,’said Walwyn. Kadeem, who lived with his mother and three siblings in Godwin Ghaut, was reported missing on Sunday (Oct 6) after he reportedly did not return home from a nearby shop where he was last seen just after 7pm Saturday (Oct 7). Sunday afternoon and evening police, assisted by Ross University Island Constables and members of the Defense Force, conducted an extensive search throughout the village and nearby foothills. Upon resuming the search Monday morning, a K-9 unit came upon Kadeem’s lifeless body in a grassy lot adjacent to his home. The discovery was made on the same day Kadeem would have celebrated his 10 th birthday. At the scene the Police Chief told the media there were no visible signs of foul play on the child’s body. Police remain mum on what was revealed in the initial post mortem conducted yesterday however a reliable source told this media house it indicated sexual assault.