Body of crab vendor found in Little London

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— The body of a crab vendor was found on Wednesday, June 22, along the Masemure main road, in Little London, Westmoreland, with what appear to be gunshot wounds.

The deceased man has been identified as 51-year-old Wayne Grant, of Crowder district, Grange Hill in the parish.

Reports from the police’s Corporate Communications Unit are that Grant left his home on Tuesday about 5:30 pm with the intention of catching crabs.

Residents came upon his lifeless body at about 6:30 am on Wednesday, along an embankment and summoned the police.

Investigations are ongoing, the police said.

Statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force show that up to June 20, Westmoreland recorded 69 murders since the start of the year, when compared to 48 for the corresponding period last year.

Kimberley Peddie

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy