The body of 20 year old Juan Young, was found around 2:40 am on Tuesday near the Monkey River road junction with the Southern Highway. He was found in an unconscious state laying in a pool of blood and was transported to the Independence Poly Clinic but died before reaching.
According to police reports , Juan Young and another man were seen walking along the Southern Highway around 1 am, apparently intoxicated. It was believed that Mr Young may have fallen and hit his head, as he had obvious head injuries.
However, on Friday, Independence police have confirmed that they have detained a 26 year old man pending investigation.
The post mortem examination concluded that Young’s death was the result of “severe head injury due to massive skull fracture.”