The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said 49-year-old Owen Chung from Taylor Land in Nine Miles, St. Andrew, who went missing on May 10, was found dead in his community on Tuesday, May 14.
It added: “Chung’s decomposing body was found about 5:30PM in a shallow grave in his community; the body had gunshot wounds. The crime scene was processed and the body was removed to the morgue pending a post mortem.”
Investigations are continuing, added the JCF.
Chung, in the meantime, is at least the fifth missing persons to have been found murdered in Jamaica within just over month.
- On May 13, the decomposing body of 17-year-old Stefika Smith was found at Georges Pen in Clarendon. She was reported missing since Saturday, May 11.
- On April 25, a decomposing body believed to be that of 41-year-old college lecturer Samuel Martin was discovered on a farm at Juno Crescent in the May Pen area of Clarendon. He went missing on Good Friday.
- On April 30, the decomposing body of 11-year-old Trisha Morris was found in her community of Woodland district, Hanover. She was reported missing on April 29.
- On April 16, the decomposing body of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers was found among rubble in an area of St Andrew known as Blue Hole. She went missing on April 11.
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