Friday, March 22, 2013

Mozambique: Irish Engineer Robbed, Murdered for Cash He Carried for Local Workers

According to The Irish Examiner, Quantity surveyor William Deasy, 32, was found beaten to death on Sunday, February 24, the victim of robbery and murder, ostensibly because of his company's payroll that he carried for local workers.

Although Mr. Deasy's body was not found for two days, near where he lived, his car was found abandoned some 124 miles (200 kilometers) away.

At the time, the Irishman was working for Kentz, a global engineering specialist solutions provider with 14,000 employees operating in 29 countries worldwide. 

Mr Deasy, from Dublin Pike, north of Cork city, joined Kentz after he qualified from Cork Institute of Technology in 2011. He was working on a project at Kenmare’s Moma mine.

COMMENT: Belatedly, our condolences and prayers go out to the Deasy Family in the hope that they will find peace, closure and comfort from family and friends.

Despite its violent past, Mozambique in recent years has been among Sub-Saharan Africa's safest nations, while acknowledging that violent criminals can be found even in the safest of countries. 

Presumably, local police hopefully will be examining a wide range of possible suspects who were aware of the large sum of money Mr. Deasy was carrying the day of his death.