Body, severed head, found in Kingston

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The body of a man with his head severed was found by police on Barnes Avenue in Kingston 13 Wednesday morning.

The body was still unidentified up to press time Wednesday evening, police said.

It was reported that around 9:20 am, police, acting on information, went to the location where the body was found wrapped in a white tarpaulin.

Its head was severed and placed beside it, also on a piece of white tarpaulin.

The body, the police said, was clad in black and blue checkered underpants, barefooted, about five feet eight inches tall, appearing to be in its early 30s and of a medium build.

It sported a cornrow hairstyle and had its hands bound in front of it with a black electrical cord.

The scene was processed, and the body removed to the Kingston Public Hospital, where it was confirmed dead. It was later transported to the morgue pending a post-mortem examination.

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