Sunday 12 July, 2020

14-year-old girl’s body found burnt, dumped in Arnett Gardens

A desperate search to locate a missing 14-year-old girl has ended in tragedy in the community of Arnett Gardens in St Andrew.

Reports reaching Loop News indicate that the body of the child who went missing a day ago, was found burnt and dumped in the Twelve Street section of the community on  Friday.

Police say they suspect the child was attacked, raped and then her body was burnt and dumped at the spot where it was found.

“We were called to the community by residents who made the gruesome discovery early Friday,” said Superintendent Howard Chambers, head of the West Kingston Police Division in which the section of Arnett Gardens is located.

A large contingent of police and members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is still in the area in response to the gruesome find.

Police have vowed to leave no stone unturned in their efforts to bring the person(s) responsible for the attack to justice.

The brutal attack on the teenager comes a year to the month after another child was shot and killed at her home in the same community.

Last August, 17-year-old Mickolle Moulton of Tenth Street, Zimbabwe in the Arnett Gardens community, which is widely known as 'Jungle', was shot through her bedroom window along with her 12-year-old sister. They were taken to hospital, where Mickolle was pronounced dead and her sister was treated for her injuries.

It was alleged that Mickolle was killed because she had refused sexual advances from men in the area.

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