Detectives in the St Catherine North Police Division are probing the murder of an elderly man in the Banbury area of Linstead last night, December 18.

The deceased is 67-year-old Lascelles Pesso, a shopkeeper of the said district.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) told The Beacon: “Reports from the Linstead police are that, about 11:40pm on Tuesday, a team was called to the area of a community known as Lemon Ridge. Upon their arrival, Pesso was seen covered in blood with injuries consistent with a beating.”

Pesso was taken to hospital where he died while being treated, added the JCF.

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By Mills