Farmer found dead in Trelawny

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - HOPETON BUCKNOR STAR Writer

Ground has been bro­ken for an in­te­grated com­mu­nity tar­geted at low-in­come fam­i­lies, first-time home­own­ers, and pub­lic-sec­tor work­ers at Dun­be­holden, St Cather­ine.

Dubbed the Cather­ine Es­tates hous­ing devel­op­ment, the project will pro­vide 850 duplex stu­dio units with an av­er­age size of 273 square feet and 800 de­tached one-bed­room starter homes at 367 square feet, with ar­eas for ex­pan­sion.

The Na­tional Hous­ing Trust will be pro­vid­ing 100 per cent fi­nanc­ing for the houses.

The hous­ing devel­op­ment is sched­uled to be com­pleted within 54 months and will be de­vel­oped in six phases, with 14 clus­ters. Each clus­ter will be served by essen­tial com­mu­nity ameni­ties such as side­walks, gro­cery stores, re­cre­ational spa­ces, and have easy ac­cess to pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

Lands will be re­served for the build­ing of a pri­mary school, sec­ondary school, church, po­lice sta­tion, health cen­tre, and com­mer­cial fa­cil­i­ties.

The Clarks Town po­lice have com­menced an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the death of a farmer who was dis­cov­ered with mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds and his head par­tially sev­ered on a prop­erty at Walker Piece, Cockburn Pen, Trelawny, on Wed­nes­day.

The de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as 45-year-old Dean Hut­ton of Kin­loss dis­trict in Clarks Town.

Re­ports from the po­lice are that Hut­ton left his house at about 4:30 p.m. in or­der to col­lect wa­ter with the in­ten­tion of giv­ing it to cows that he raised in an area known as Wa­ter Peak. How­ever, when he failed to re­turn home, his com­mon-law wife, who made sev­eral failed at­tempts to reach him via cell phone, alerted the po­lice. With the help of res­i­dents, the law­men searched the area and found his body ly­ing face down in a pool of blood. His neck was re­port­edly par­tially sev­ered, and he had what ap­peared to be gun­shot wounds to the ab­domen. The scene was pro­cessed and the body later trans­ported to hospi­tal, where Hut­ton was pro­nounced dead.

The Trelawny po­lice have in­di­cated that they are now in search of a man who they be­lieve can as­sist them in their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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