The parents of Ancil Smart, the 19-year-old man who drowned over the weekend at Clifton Hill beach, Point Fortin, do not believe their son drowned.
Both Nathaniel Smart and his Shelly Singh are of the view that foul play was involved and are now calling for justice.
They said the story given to them by his friend does not make sense and they are demanding answers.
His mother said he left home on Saturday to go on an excursion to Clifton Hill Beach. He followed the bus in his car accompanied by his friends.
Smart’s parents were told that he gave his friend the key to his car and walked away. However, he never came back. The friend said he searched for him, but when it was around 10 pm he drove the car to Smart’s home, parked it in front of the house and left. They are asking why he did not inform them or the police.
Singh said she called her son’s cell phone several times but got no answer. The following morning, she found out about his death through TikTok.
The police report stated that there were no marks of violence on the body, but Smart’s father claimed he saw blood stains on his face in the funeral home.
“The police are treating the case as a drowning. But, it could never be a drowning based on the way they found the child. We are seeking answers,” he said.
The police are awaiting the results of an autopsy before deciding how to proceed with the investigation.