Senior Citizen Found Dead with Throat Slashed
A police probe is ongoing into the murder of an elderly Clarendon farmer who was found with his throat slashed on a roadway in his community near to his home in Lucky Valley district in the parish late last week.
The deceased man has been identified as 66-year-old Timothy Benjamin of Lucky Valley district.
Police reports are that on Friday, May 31, at about 5:00 p.m., a resident stumbled upon the body and alerted the police.
Upon their arrival, Benjamin was seen lying in a pool of blood. A further examination revealed that his throat was slashed.
The elderly farmer was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Clarendon has been one of the parishes that have been recording high murder rates over recent years, and over the last two weeks close to 10 persons have been murdered there.