Thursday 21 June, 2018

Body of 9-year-old girl found in bushes; 13-year-old boy in custody

Kadijah Saunders

Kadijah Saunders

The body of a nine-year-old female student of Newworks Infant and Primary School in Westmoreland was found in bushes in the parish on Tuesday night.

The police have since taken a 13-year-old male into custody in connection with the gruesome discovery.

The deceased has been identified as Kadijah Saunders of Bog district, Westmoreland.

Reports are that about 8:00 pm, the body was discovered in remote bushes by members of a search party after the girl's parents reported that she did not return from school.

Police said there were no bruise marks on the student's body. No further details were immediately available.

The Westmoreland police are investigating.

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