Sunday 5 April, 2020

Former cricketer found dead in Clarendon identified

The police have identified the body of a retired cricketer which was found in Comfort district, Clarendon over the weekend.

The deceased has been identified as William Haye, a 69-year-old resident of the parish who represented Jamaica at the game in the 1970s.

Sources said Haye also represented the parishes of St Catherine and Clarendon in his earlier years.

"He was a man who played cricket and was well known to many persons in the community," former Deputy Mayor of May Pen, Uphell Purcell, told Loop News.

Reports from the Four Paths police are that about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, residents heard explosions and raised an alarm.

On their arrival, a house was seen on fire.

The fire department was contacted and cooling down operations were conducted.

Haye’s body was found inside a room in the razed house with chop and gunshot wounds to his upper body.

His body was removed to the morgue, pending a post-mortem examination.




Investigations continue.

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