PNP calls on public to assist in investigation in Melissa Silvera’s murder
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The People’s National Party (PNP) said it has taken note of the charges brought against former Minister of Parliament Jolyan Silvera in connection with the murder of his wife, Melissa Silvera.
“The People’s National Party is committed to upholding the principles of justice and accountability and emphasises the importance of the rule of law and due process,” the party said in a news release on Friday.
“We call upon members of the public who have information that can assist the police investigation to do so, so that no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of justice for Melissa,” the PNP added.
Silvera was taken into police custody on Thursday following a multi-agency probe into the murder of his wife Melissa.
In a late-evening audio release Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of crime Fitz Bailey underscored that when Melissa Silvera was found dead in the couple’s Stony Hill, St Andrew, home on November 10, 2023 it was initially assumed that she had died from natural causes.
However following an autopsy it was revealed that Melissa died as a result of possible gunshot wounds. As a consequence, the police elevated the investigation into a murder investigation, Bailey had said.
“We again express our sincere condolences to Melissa’s children and family, and we ask Jamaica to keep them in our prayers as they go through this terrible and tragic ordeal,” the release from the PNP concluded.