5 men in custody for murder of child

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said five men are in custody for questioning in relation to the death of 11-year-old Trisha Morris from Woodland district, Hanover.

It stated that, following the discovery of the body on Tuesday, April 30, one man was picked up by the Hanover Police.

An operation at Haddington district in the parish on Wednesday, May 1, led to the arrest of three other men.

The fifth man turned himself in, the JCF further said, adding that the Major Investigations Division is involved in the probe.

Meanwhile, Commanding Officer for the Hanover Division, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, said the Community Safety and Security Branch has been giving the necessary support to residents of Woodland district.

The Chaplaincy Branch, the Victim Support Unit, and the church community are also assisting residents.

A resident of the community found Trisha’s decomposing body in bushes in her community about 11:55AM on Tuesday. She was reported missing on Sunday, April 28, after leaving home the previous day to attend church.

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