Monday 1 June, 2020

Businessman’s body found with chop wounds in Clarendon

The body of a Clarendon businessman was found with several chop wounds close to his home at Dawkins Land in Colonel's Ridge in the upper section of the parish on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Amos Adams, a shopkeeper of Dawkins Land, Colonel's Ridge.

Reports are that on Friday at about 11pm, Adams was last seen closing his shop. He, however, failed to arrive at his home as usual.

His wife became concerned, and a report was made to the police.

Further reports are that the following day at about 7pm, Adams' body was found along a roadway close to his home, with multiple chop wounds.

The body was removed to the morgue, and a post-mortem examination is to be conducted.

Meanwhile, Adams' motor vehicle, with bloodstains, was found in a section of the Colonel’s Ridge community.

The police, who are yet to establish a motive for the killing, are continuing their probe into the development.

Clarendon is among several parishes which are under states of emergency (SOE).

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