Saturday 19 September, 2020

Raven Wilson Murder: Three in custody, police confirm

Raven Wilson

Raven Wilson

The police have confirmed that they are now questioning three male suspects who are in custody in relation to the killing of 14-year-old Ocho Rios High School student, Raven Wilson.

The teenager’s body was found in her community of Top Road in the parish capital, St Ann's Bay on Sunday October 21.

"The three males were taken into police custody on Market Street, St Ann(’s Bay)… on Wednesday,” the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said on its official Twitter page.

Senior Superintendent Michael Smith, who heads the St Ann police, confirmed that a number of persons were being questioned, but said no one has yet been charged.

The police said, based on tensions that have been building up in St Ann following the death of the teenager, they would not be disclosing much on the individuals who are being questioned until the investigation leads to someone being charged.

Wilson's body was discovered in a garbage bag in bushes on Sunday morning. She had been missing since Friday, October 19.

The body was discovered by residents, reportedly with the throat slashed.

Indications are that the police have collected statements to assist in their investigations, while also reportedly recovered belongings of the schoolgirl, including her schoolbag and a pair of shoes, which have been classified as vital evidence in the probe.

The teenager's schoolbag was reportedly retrieved at a premises in Top Road in St Ann's Bay on Tuesday.

It is understood that Wilson, who left home for school at about 6:30 a.m., did not attend the institution that day.

Residents of the community are said to be desperate for the girl's attackers to be established, for justice to take its course. But the police are concerned about the form of justice that some members of the community may have in mind.

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