Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Two teenagers in custody for Raven Wilson’s killing

Raven Wilson

Raven Wilson

Police investigators in St Ann are reporting that two juveniles who were picked up over a week ago, are in custody in relation to the murder of 14-year-old Ocho Rios High School student, Raven Wilson.

In confirming the detention of the teens at Thursday's monthly meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rudolph Taylor, said the police are awaiting directions from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on how to proceed with the case.

"One of the reasons why we are not able to charge them (the teen suspects) as yet, is that... they are juveniles. So (from) the DPP we had sought some directions. So in short order, we expect to clear that crime," DSP Taylor indicated.

Raven Wilson's body was found in her community of Top Road in the parish capital, St Ann's Bay, on Sunday, October 21. Her body, with a wound to the head, was discovered in a garbage bag in bushes at about 6:35 a.m.

Raven had been missing since Friday, October 19.

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

The police 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 retrieved at a premises in Top Road on Tuesday, October 23.

Forensic tests to be conducted on the items, and a post-mortem report on Raven's body, will also be key elements in the police's probe.

Last week, three men who were picked up three days after Raven's body was found, were released from police custody, as it was determined they were not involved in the murder.

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