Thursday 22 August, 2019

MAN, WOMAN OR CHILD? Big mystery around skeletal remains in Clarendon

File photo

File photo

Mystery of the highest order has surrounded the discovery of skeletal remains, believed to be of a human, along the Salt River man road near Lionel Town in Clarendon on Thursday.

Reports are that residents of the area stumbled upon the remains, which were wrapped in a blue tarpaulin, about 9:00 a.m.

The remains were found with items of blood-stained clothing, including a pair of jeans.

There was also an identification card bearing the name Marlon Horace Anderson of a Linstead address.

But there were also female accoutrements, including lipstick, at the scene, plus a utility bill with the name Pamela Hutchinson-Johnson of a Greater Portmore address.

The crime scene also had several school bags in the general area.

So bewildering was the discovery, it seems, that while the Lionel Town Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is directly investigating the matter, the probe is being supervised by a senior officer of the Area 3 Major Investigation Team (MIT).

So far there has been no indication of the likely identity of the victim.

The Salt River area was also in the news in mid-February of this year, when the body of Esron Laing, a prominent accountant in Clarendon, was found there after he left a party in Portland Cottage in the company of a female artiste in the wee hours of one morning.

Laing's body was found with bullet wounds, with his motor vehicle being found nearby, but there was no sign of the artiste who was travelling with him. 

The entertainer was later found to have survived the incident, but no details were subsequently revealed about the incident, including any official identification of the artiste, except for an indication from the police that the entertainer, who could not be located for some time, was not suspected of any foul play in relation to the death. 

Another discovery of skeletal human remains was made at a marl pit in the Lionel Town area later in February of this year. 

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