UPDATE: Elderly Clarendon farmer’s death was murder - cops

The police say the death of a 68-year-old man whose body was found on a plantation where he worked in Whitney district in Mocho, Clarendon, on Sunday was a murder.

Everton Allison, otherwise called ‘Johnno', a farmer from Richmond Park district in Mocho, was found dead by family members who conducted a search after he was not seen for several days.

READ: Clarendon farmer found dead on plantation

Police, upon being called to the scene, initially declined to say if foul play was suspected, but after an examination of the body, discovered chop wounds to Allison’s neck and head.

Lawmen have since launched a murder probe.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Allison was last seen on Thursday, sometime in the morning, going to the farm where he worked.

He had not been seen or heard from since, which aroused the suspicion of residents, however, no missing person report was made.

Police reported that around 8:00 am Sunday’, family members and concerned residents commenced a search during which the body of the now-deceased was found on the plantation and the authorities summoned.

On the arrival of the police, Allison’s partially decomposed body was identified. Police said he was clad in a grey T-shirt and blue jeans pants, and the body was seen lying face down on the ground.

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