Hayden Wilson, the great uncle of Joash Pantin, 13, believes the little boy was murdered by a psychopath living within the community.
“People who allegedly did this act, the perpetrators, it is hard to go in their mind as to why they did this... Maybe they are a psychopath or sociopath because that is basically what it is because they killed my great nephew,” Wilson told Guardian Media.
Wilson also expressed disgust and disappointment in the way the police officers have handled this case from Saturday when the missing report was made by Pantin's mother and grandmother.
Up to midday Tuesday the body had not been escorted to the Forensic Science Centre, St James, for the autopsy.
"We have been here since 9 am and up to now the police have not arrived with the body," Wilson said as the family gathered at the FSC for the autopsy.
"His body was found ten metres from his grandmother's house bloated and decomposing, that by itself shows the manner in which the police did their work," he added.
Pantin’s body was found in some bushes just a few metres away from his home at Cashew Gardens, Longdenville, at about 6 pm Monday.
Speaking with the T&T Guardian Monday night a resident said children in the community said they last saw him on Saturday when he went to the community centre to play “his usual” game of football. Pantin was last seen at about 7.30 pm on Saturday.
Police has confirmed that a suspect is currently in police custody assisting in the investigations.
Investigations are continuing.