Deputy commissioner of corrections feared dead, believed to have been involved in crash
Detectives and staff from the Department of Correctional Services are among those near the presumed crash site on Spur Tree Hill main road in Manchester on Thursday. (Inset: Orville Moore)

MANCHESTER, Jamaica – Police are descending a precipice on the crash-prone Spur Tree Hill main road where a body believed to be that of missing deputy commissioner of corrections Orville Moore was found on Thursday afternoon.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Cleon March confirmed that the body was found close to Moore’s mangled vehicle.

“[It] appears to be the body of acting commissioner Reverend Orville Moore has just been found in the Spur Tree area of Manchester… The body was found very close to his personal vehicle which was discovered mangled. We are theorising at this time that the vehicle seemed to have been in a very serious accident. We are processing the crime scene right now,” said March.

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Moore, the acting deputy director of Rehabilitation and Probation Aftercare Service at the Department of Correctional Services was last seen on Fairwell Avenue, Molynes Road in Kingston on Monday, May 29.

Police have reduced traffic on the crucial Spur Tree Hill main road to single lane in the vicinity of a deep corner where the precipice is situated. Detectives and staff from the Department of Correctional Services are among those near the presumed crash site.

The crash-prone Spur Tree main road links Mandeville and its environs to St Elizabeth and points west.

- Kasey Williams

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