16-y-o Girl & 35-y-o Father Murdered in Linstead, St. Catherine

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16-y-o Girl & 35-y-o Father Murdered in Linstead, St. Catherine
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16-y-o Girl & 35-y-o Father Murdered in Linstead, St. Catherine

Two people are dead following this morning’s gruesome attack at a house on Stand Pipe Lane in the Cheesefield area of Linstead, St Catherine.

The deceased were identified as Larude Hartley, a 35-year-old man of Forte Street, Linstead and Octavia Leslie, a 16-year-old student of Muschette High School in Wakefield, Trelawny.

Reports are that about 3:15 am, residents in the Cheesefield neighbourhood reported hearing explosions and summoned the Linstead police. The responding officers said they found Hartley and Leslie’s lifeless bodies in a house, both having what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said the two had just returned from the wake of a relative when their attacker(s) struck.

Investigators are still processing the scene.

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