Tuesday 20 August, 2019

‘Zoo Bug’ slapped with murder charge for 14-year-old girl’s death

Courtney Allen, otherwise known as ‘Zoo Bug’, the 55-year-old man who is accused of killing a 14-year-old schoolgirl in the Brown’s Lane area of Granville, St James on Saturday, February 17, has been charged with murder.

Allen is of the same Brown’s Lane community, just a few houses away from where the now deceased child lived.

He was charged with murder on Thursday, following an interview with investigators in the presence of his attorney, and an identification parade.

His court date is to be announced.

After being identified as a person of interest following the discovery of the body of Tianna Clarke in an unfinished building in her community, Allen turned himself in to the police on Saturday, February 17.

Tianna had reportedly left her home to go to a local shop. Family members raised an alarm when she did not return.

Community members then went in search of her, and found her body with wounds to the head in the building.

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