Saturday 11 July, 2020

Bullet-riddled body found dumped on street in Montego Bay

The bullet-riddled body of a St James man who went missing on Friday, was discovered wrapped in a sheet along King Street in Montego Bay on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Anthony Williams, a labourer of Glendevon in the parish.

Reports are that at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday, the gruesome discovery was made in a clump of shrubs along the roadside by a resident who went to investigate a foul odour in the area.

The police were called and the body was removed to a morgue after the scene was processed.

Investigators believe that the man was killed elsewhere and the body taken to King Street and dumped there.

The killing brought to 67 the number of murders that have been recorded in the parish of St James since the start of the year.

Around this time last year, some 204 murders had been recorded by the police in the parish.

The dramatic reduction in the number of murders in the parish this year is being attributed mainly to the declaration of a state of emergency in the parish in January of this year, with the enhanced security measures being extended a number of times since then.

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