Harry Greaves’ Body Released to Family

first_imgAfter releasing the preliminary report on the postmortem examination of the remains of Harry Greaves by American pathologist Thomas Bennett, the body was last Saturday turned over to Greaves’s widow Precious Andrews Greaves by the Government of Liberia.Mrs. Greaves told the Daily Observer yesterday in a telephone conversation that upon receiving the body, she immediately returned custody to the St. Moses Funeral Parlors to begin arrangements for what will lead to the announcement of the date for the funeral.Expected to arrive in Monrovia for the burial are the deceased’s children and siblings, said Mrs. Greaves.Harry A. Greaves, whose remains were discovered lying naked on the beach behind the old Ministry of Planning in Monrovia, was last seen Friday, January 29, 2016.His mysterious death shocked the nation, and many theories about the possible cause of death and who could be the perpetrators were advanced by many, even to the extent of accusing fingers being pointed at others, including the government. Following President Ellen Johnson’s declaration that her government has critics and not enemies in an attempt to distance herself from any blame, she hired a topflight pathologist, from the Nebraska Forensics Institute in the United States, to conduct the autopsy, ditching the Nigerian summoned by Justice Minister Sannoh.Dr. Thomas Bennett concluded following his provisional autopsy on Feb. 8, that Harry Greaves died as a result of “asphyxiation by drowning in salt water.”Dr. Bennett’s autopsy indicated the following: “Immersion in sea water; prolonged maceration (washer woman) artifact of skin. Skin slippage and loss, diffusely over body, with stocking-glove separation of skin of solid palms; decomposition, moderately advanced, obesity, mild.”It further noted that the toxicology result is pending at the St. Louis University Toxicology Department in the United States which means that the final confirmation of the pathologist’s report will be done by St. Louis University Toxicology Department. That “is not to suggest that Mr. Bennett’s (MD) report will be contradicted,” said someone close to the report.Dr. Bennett’s report also pointed out that “postmortem bloodless blunt traumatic musculoskeletal injuries (found on the body) and skin changes were consistent with prolonged immersion in sea water and impact on ocean rocks.”“There is no great evidence of any anorectal trauma or penetration,” in other words, “nothing was found to indicate that any foreign object was inserted into his anus,” a knowledgeable doctor told the Daily Observer yesterday.Dr. Bennett’s report stated that “skin slippage was all over his (Greaves) body from the prolonged immersion in the water, and there is no evidence to suggest that acid or other caustic substances was poured on this man.”“Ok at least that is what the pathologist is saying, but can we know how Mr. Greaves got into the water?” asked many upon hearing the preliminary autopsy report on Harry Greaves’ death.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mayweather might make mark vs. Judah

first_img Mayweather-Judah would be only for Judah’s WBC belt. Corrales-Castillo III: The first two fights between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo were held in Las Vegas. The third, which will be a rubber match, is slated for Feb. 4 at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. “We’ve got so much in Las Vegas, we have to take some of these matches to other places,” said Arum, the lead promoter. “I mean, there’s a limit to what Vegas can draw, and we don’t want all big-time boxing to exclusively come out of Vegas.” Arum, chairman of the board of Top Rank Inc., has several big Las Vegas cards upcoming. The rematch between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao will be Jan. 21 at Thomas & Mack Center, Antonio Margarito will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight belt against Manuel Gomez on Feb. 18 at the Aladdin and then Judah-Mayweather in April. Taylor-Wright: Negotiations are ongoing for a fight between Jermain Taylor – the WBC, WBA and WBO middleweight champion – and Winky Wright, the top contender for the WBC and WBA. The respective promoters, Lou DiBella (Taylor) and Gary Shaw (Wright), have sat down and talked, but DiBella said last week he is not optimistic. The money, DiBella said, is just not what it should be for a fight like this, mainly because it will be on HBO, not pay-per-view; therefore, no upside revenue will be available. Wright would have to settle for the smaller side of a 60-40 split, which means he would get less than $3 million, or a tad more than the $2-plus million he just made for fighting Sam Soliman on Dec. 10. And Taylor would end up making slightly less than the approximate $4 million he made for his rematch with Bernard Hopkins on Dec. 3. Robert Morales covers boxing for the Daily News. His column appears Mondays. He can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2313, or robert.morales@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Perhaps the best thing that could happen in boxing in 2006 would be for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to finally capture the public’s imagination like other greats of past and present. Promoter Bob Arum, who recently re-signed Mayweather to a two-year contract, is confident that moment is upon us. It will come, Arum said, when Mayweather squares off with welterweight champion Zab Judah on April 8 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “Judah is very competitive with him and it will be a really interesting fight. It will be high visibility,” Arum said. “And I think it’s clear that, unlike the (Arturo) Gatti fight, where Floyd was the B side, he’s going to be the A side in this match.” Indeed, Gatti was the beloved fighter going into his fight with Mayweather on June 25 in Atlantic City. Mayweather was seen as the bad guy, the cocky fighter who never has seemed to care much what others think about him. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson That, in large part, is why Mayweather never has drawn the crowds other top fighters have, why he has fought just once on pay-per-view despite being one of the finest talents to come along in 30 years. Mayweather, 28, is 35-0 with 24 knockouts. He is 14-0 in championship fights and has won titles in the super featherweight, lightweight and super lightweight divisions. “He’s really right up there with the great fighters,” said Arum, who has promoted boxing for 39 years. “He’s up there with Sugar Ray Leonard, with Marvin Hagler, with Alexis Arguello. He’s one of the best. “He has incredibly fast reflexes and is probably the smartest of all the fighters since Muhammad Ali.” Judah-Mayweather is contingent upon Judah defending his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts against Carlos Baldomir on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Showtime will televise. last_img read more