Man's dismembered body found on train line

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— The torso and several body parts of a man were found in Cotton Piece district in Ewarton, St Catherine, Saturday morning.

Residents say the man was hit by a train and his hands and feet dismembered, but police say they are unable to confirm this.

Police identified the man as 50-year-old Bernard Brown, aka Pablo, a mason from Pleasant Farm in Charlemont in the parish.

Reports are that Brown was last seen leaving a karaoke in Cotton Piece about 12:15 this morning. His dismembered body was found about 5:15 am along a train line in the community, by WINDALCO workers. The body and parts were removed to the morgue.

Some residents, however, told OBSERVER ONLINE that Brown, who is allegedly a heavy drinker, apparently fell asleep across the train line. They believed the train ran over him and cut off both his hands and feet.

Those body parts were seen at different locations from the torso, but nearby.

Other residents claimed that Brown could have been killed and his arms and legs cut off and placed on the train line to make it seem as if he was run over by the train.

Police say they are awaiting a postmortem and other investigations before declaring a possible cause of death.

By David Dunkley Observer Online writer

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