Firefighter held for killing of mother-in-law
ST ANN, Jamaica — A 40-year-old firefighter has been taken into police custody in connection with the killing of his 63-year-old mother-in-law in Nine Palm in Claremont, St Ann.
The deceased woman has been identified as Maxine Parkinson from Archer Hill district in Claremont.
Reports reaching Observer Online indicated that around 7:00 am on Tuesday, Parkinson’s daughter visited the Claremont Police Station and filed a missing person report. Police acting on information hours later, took the son-in-law into custody.
The firefighter, it is understood, took the police to a location in Nine Palm and pointed out the body of the elderly woman, which was in a state of decomposition.
Parkinson’s body reportedly had wounds all over the upper section, and her right eye was missing. She was clad in a black top, and a burgundy skirt was on her right leg only.
Police said a flashlight and a pair of blue slippers, said to belong to the deceased, and a black phone charger were at the scene.
A black Toyota Voxy owned by the son-in-law was processed at the Claremont Police Station. A brown stain resembling blood, was reportedly swabbed from a machete found inside the driver’s door. Blood samples were also taken from the AC unit, trunk and the running board of the vehicle.
Blue paint samples were taken from the front passenger seat and the running board, the police said.
Up to Wednesday morning, the firefighter had not been charged.