Tuesday 25 February, 2020

9-yr-old girl found dead in Jamaica, 13-yr-old boy in custody

The body of a nine-year-old female student of Newworks Infant and Primary School in Westmoreland, Jamaica, was found in bushes in the parish on Tuesday night.

Jamaican authorities have since taken a 13-year-old boy into custody in connection with the gruesome discovery.

The deceased has been identified as Kadijah Saunders of Bog district, Westmoreland.

Reports are that about 8:00 pm, the body was discovered in remote bushes by members of a search party after the girl's parents reported that she did not return from school.

Police said there were no bruise marks on the student's body. No further details were immediately available.

The Westmoreland police are investigating.

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