Friday 10 July, 2020

Robbery theorised as likely motive behind St Bess pastor's killing

Pastor Patrick Brown

Pastor Patrick Brown

As a police probe continues into the recent murder of a pastor in St Elizabeth, robbery is being theorised as one of the possible motives for the crime as a car belonging to the clergyman has been missing.

Patrick Brown, a 40-year-old pastor of the Piper’s Corner New Testament Church of God in the neighbouring parish of Westmoreland, was found dead at his home in Top Hill district in Junction on Sunday. His body, which had chop wounds, was found in a state of decomposition, the police reported.

Brown's Toyota Axio motorcar, which was on sale, is believed to have been stolen by his attacker(s), police sources disclosed.

The now deceased man was last seen alive last Wednesday, May 20, and residents who became concerned, went to his home on Sunday. On their arrival, Brown’s decomposed body was found at about 10am.

The police were alerted and the body was later removed to a morgue, pending a post-mortem examination.

Brown, who was described on social media as a mentor and friend to persons who knew, was recently transferred to minister in Westmoreland from the Exton New Testament Church in Junction, St Elizabeth. He was originally from the garden parish of St Ann.

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