Sunday 9 December, 2018

Police confirm elderly American woman’s body found in Hanover

Nancy Hardy of Amherst, Massachusetts in the US and Phase 3, Whitehall in Negril, Westmoreland, went missing on Saturday.

Nancy Hardy of Amherst, Massachusetts in the US and Phase 3, Whitehall in Negril, Westmoreland, went missing on Saturday.

A senior police investigator has confirmed that the body that was excavated from a shallow grave in Hanover on Wednesday afternoon is that of 72-year-old American  Nancy Hardy, who went missing in Westmoreland on Saturday.

The body was found wrapped in a towel in a grave in bushes in the Fish River Road section of the Green Island police area.

The police reported that Hardy of Amherst, Massachusetts in the US and Phase 3, Whitehall in Negril, Westmoreland, went missing on Saturday, but residents claimed to have seen her car on Sunday in the community where the shallow grave was eventually found.

Reports from the Negril police are that around 10:00 a.m., a friend went to visit Hardy on Saturday, but she could not be located.

Hardy was last seen wearing a multi-coloured T-shirt and a pair of black shorts.

The police went to the Fish River Road area on Tuesday evening, and the shallow grave was located. The investigators returned to the area on Wednesday, and the body was dug up.

Hardy's motor vehicle has still not been recovered, and her killer remains at large.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Hanover Western, Ian Hayles, who visited the scene where the body was found, called for legislation to speed up the process of providing licensed firearms for Jamaicans to protect themselves in light of escalating violence in the country.

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