Bod­ies be­lieved to be miss­ing Hanover trio’s found in sink­hole

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Hopeton Buc­knor/Gleaner Writer


THREE BOD­IES in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve to be those of men who went miss­ing af­ter they were am­bushed by gun­men in Green Is­land, Hanover, on April 22, were found in a 40-foot-deep sink­hole in Phoenix Town yes­ter­day.

The grue­some discovery was made by the po­lice and fire­fight­ers who were con­duct­ing a search for Ju­vane ‘In­dian’ An­der­son, Ch­escott ‘Chris’ Dou­glas, and Sean Rus­sell, three of four men who came un­der heavy gun­fire. The fourth man, who suf­fered gun­shot wounds but man­aged to es­cape, re­counted de­tails of the in­ci­dent.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said that DNA would pro­vide con­clu­sive proof.

“Based on the in­for­ma­tion that we al­ready have, we are, ba­si­cally, sat­is­fied that these are the men we have been search­ing for,” said an in­ves­ti­ga­tor, who re­quested anonymity be­cause he was not autho­rised to speak to the press.

Yes­ter­day, mem­bers of the po­lice’s foren­sic team and the Hanover Fire Depart­ment climbed down through an open­ing in the un­der­ground cave, where they stum­bled upon the de­com­posed bod­ies. It took the team sev­eral hours to re­move the re­mains.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, on April 22, four men trav­elled to Green Is­land, where they had made ar­range­ments to pur­chase mo­tor­cy­cles. How­ever, they were am­bushed.

Brenda Cham­bers, aunt of one of the miss­ing men, told The Gleaner that she was con­vinced that the re­mains are those of her nephew and his two friends. She says the fam­ily can now get clo­sure.

“Al­though di po­lice nuh ketch di man dem who kill dem, but wi still feel glad fi know seh dem find dem body ... . Wi can sleep peace­fully now,” she said.

Cham­bers said that the fam­i­lies would be re­lieved to of­fer the de­ceased a proper burial.


A search crew­man pre­pares to de­scend into a sink­hole in Phoenix Town, Hanover, on Wed­nes­day.

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