The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said 25-year-old barber Javaughn Davis from Monza in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, is suspected to have committed suicide at his home on Saturday, February 16.

It added: “Reports from the Portmore Police are that, about 10am, a relative stumbled upon his body and alerted them. On their arrival, he was seen in a room hanging from the grille by a piece of cord that was tied to his neck. The scene was processed and he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Investigations are continuing, added the JCF.

The number of persons suspected to have committed suicide locally so far this year now stands at eight – including Davis.

The others are 53-year-old mechanic from Claremont in St Ann, 55-year-old Byron ‘Pirate’ Williams from Rose End district in St Mary, 16-year-old Sydonie ‘Shantie’ Johnson from Newton district in St Elizabeth, 65-year-old farmer Vincroft Nephew from Rosehall in St Elizabeth, 78-year-old Anns Simpson from Wild Street in Kingston, 29-year-old Nordia Markland from Shannon Lloyd Crescent in Clarendon, and 39-year-old Nigel Mundle from Spaulding in Clarendon.

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By Mills