The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said a man is suspected to have committed suicide in the Guy’s Hill area of St. Catherine after he allegedly chopped a woman.

The deceased is 51-year-old Raymond Kelly from Tavern Hill district in Guy’s Hill, St. Catherine.

The JCF, through its Corporate Communications Unit, told The Beacon: “Kelly was found hanging from a mango tree by a piece of rope in Simmonds Valley, Guy’s Hill. The body was seen about 11:30 this morning by neighbours.”

The JCF added that Kelly and the woman were in an altercation in the woman’s Simmonds Valley community, where he allegedly used a machete to chop her before fleeing the scene.

He later was found hanging.

The woman remains hospitalized in stable condition.

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By Mills