Unidentified male body found in St Catherine

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica - The body of an unidentified male was discovered in the swamp along the Hellshire main road in St Catherine on Thursday, September 29.

The body is of dark complexion, about five feet five inches tall and appears to be in its mid-thirties.

Reports from the Portmore Police are that about 3:40 pm, the police were alerted by a passer-by who saw the lower section of the body protruding from a blue plastic barrel.

On arrival of the lawmen, the body was seen with its feet bound and throat slashed. It was clad in multi-coloured underpants and black jeans. The scene was processed and the body was removed to the morgue.

The police are asking anyone with information that may be able to assist in identifying this body, to contact the Portmore Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) at 876-949-8422, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest police station.

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