Saturday 11 July, 2020

Five bodies found at criminal burial site off Washington Boulevard

Police are now confirming that a total of five bodies were found at the plot of land located off Washington Boulevard, Kingston in the vicinity of Sandy Gully on Tuesday.

Police said that investigators acting on information went to the location that they have now confirmed to be a site used by criminals to dump and bury several victims.

Police said that during the search two shallow graves were found.

“A search of the graves were carried out and five bodies were removed from the hollow holes found in the ground,” one senior investigator told a  Loop News team that visited the location.

The ages and gender of the victims were not disclosed up to press time.

The discovery was confirmed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey.

Police said that based on what they have seen so far they are set to continue the search on Wednesday.

"We suspect that this is an area where criminals used as a mass burial site,” said one detective as he joined his colleagues in combing the area.

As the police carried out their operation scores of curious onlookers gathered close by to get a glimpse of what was happening.

The discovery has left residents living close to the area in shock. 

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