Body of miss­ing woman found in shal­low grave

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS - CARL GILCHRIST STAR Writer

The body of a woman from the United King­dom (UK) who was re­ported miss­ing from her Ja­maican home in Bosco­bel, St Mary, is be­lieved to have been found in a shal­low grave on the prop­erty on Sun­day.

The po­lice say DNA tests are to be con­ducted to de­ter­mine if the body is that of Karen Brown.

One man, who is said to be the care­taker of the prop­erty and who had re­ported the woman miss­ing, has been de­tained in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent.

Com­mand­ing of­fi­cer for St Mary, Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent Dalian Clarke, told THE STAR yes­ter­day that a miss­ing per­son’s re­port was filed at the Ora­cabessa Po­lice Sta­tion, St Mary, on Novem­ber 27.

“Fol­low­ing pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions, the per­son who re­ported her miss­ing was taken back to the sta­tion on Wed­nes­day, fur­ther in­ter­viewed, and taken into cus­tody,” Clarke said.

Clarke said that fol­low-up in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­sulted in a fur­ther de­tailed search of the home.

“The po­lice were pointed to a shal­low grave where we ex­humed a body be­lieved to be that of Karen Brown from the said prop­erty. We’re await­ing a post-mortem where DNA test­ing will be done to con­firm [the iden­tity],” he re­vealed.

The op­er­a­tion to re­trieve the body was con­ducted be­tween Sun­day and Mon­day.

Fur­ther re­ports reach­ing THE STAR are that the woman re­cently re­turned to Ja­maica, and that the house at Bosco­bel was un­der con­struc­tion.

When THE STAR vis­ited the prop­erty in the Par­adise Edge area of Bosco­bel yes­ter­day, three high-end ve­hi­cles were seen parked in front of the mas­sive, un­fin­ished struc­ture, with blue plas­tic draped over the gates to keep out pry­ing eyes.

Res­i­dents said that they do not know much about the woman, ex­cept that they would see her driv­ing by when­ever she was in Ja­maica.

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