THE police are now investigating a case of double murder following yesterday's discovery of the bodies of missing deputy security chief of the Post and Telecommunications Department, Barrington Davis and his female companion, Patricia Lurmot-Barnswell.
The police said the decomposing bodies were found in a canefield in the Innswood Estate area of St Catherine in the afternoon.
Davis' body was identified by a family friend.
The discoveries brought a tragic end to the search for 43-year-old Davis and Lurmot-Barnswell, a 53-year-old resident of Marine Park in Portmore, St Catherine.
A regular spokesperson for the family was at a loss for words yesterday, overwhelmed by the gruesome discoveries.
"I can't even talk now," she said.
The two went missing on August 29 after they arrived at Davis' St John's Heights, St Catherine, home.
Davis' house was ransacked and his motor vehicle missing from the premises.
Yesterday, Senior Superintendent Anthony Castell, who heads the St Catherine North Police Division, told the Jamaica Observer that the investigators were following several leads in the case.