Third victim in Westmoreland triple murder identified
Two of the three men who were killed in Westmoreland. They are Melcardo "Ellie" Daley (left) and Devon Hendricks (right)

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— The Westmoreland police have identified the third victim in the triple murder that took place on Thursday, August 4.

He is Nakia Young, and is believed to be in his early 40s. Young was found in a cane field in Retreat, Little London on Friday, August 5 with gunshot wounds.

The other two men were previously identified as 47-year-old Devon Hendricks, a fisherman and 43-year-old construction worker, Melcardo "Ellie" Daley, both of Green Island addresses in Hanover.

Initial reports from the Police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), three men were travelling in a motor vehicle when explosions were heard and the police summoned.

READ: Three men killed in Westmoreland

Upon the arrival of the police, Hendricks was seen lying on the ground with gunshot wounds.

The following day, Friday, August 5, residents stumbled upon Daley's body and called the police. Daley was found with facial wounds, and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Eyewitness reports stated that the vehicle in which the men were travelling was also set ablaze.

A police detective who is working closely on the case told OBSERVER ONLINE that an interview was conducted with the driver of the vehicle who managed to escape unharmed.

The police source said that the driver denied allegations that they were attempting to steal a motorcycle as was rumoured by residents. He however agreed to the narrative that they had visited an individual and whilst returning home, they were attacked.

The Westmoreland police are investigating.

Kimberley Peddie

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