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Police suspect burnt Port Royal body is missing Postal worker

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS

Saturday, October 27, 2012    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Detectives from East Kingston are awaiting the results of a DNA test to determine if the burnt body of a female found near Port Royal is the missing Postal worker Tandy Lewis.

The partially burnt body of a nude female was found in bushes with hands bound and a wire around the neck on October 17.

The discovery came on the same day the 30-year-old Lewis was reported missing by family members.

Police at the time of the discovery did not make a connection in the two cases as a preliminary post mortem left authorities speculating that the body on Port Royal road was that of a female aged 18-20.

The post mortem also revealed that the female was four months pregnant.

Sources yesterday said that after searching for clues, investigations were moving to revisit the possible connection, especially based on the way Lewis went missing.

Yesterday Deputy Superintendent Hornet Williams said the connection could not be confirmed but said he was awaiting DNA results to also see if the two cases were linked.

"It was an angle that the police was looking at but because of the state of the partially burnt body our efforts were hindered at the time," said Hornet.

The disappearance of Lewis comes less than two months after her co-worker, Barrington Davis also went missing.

In mid-September, the decomposing bodies of Davis, the postal department's deputy security chief, and a female companion, Patricia Lurmot-Barnswell, were found in a cane field in the Innswood Estate area of St Catherine.

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