The police have made a public appeal for residents of Lima district in Adelphi, St James, to assist with an investigation into the death of 74-year-old Evelyn Blair who was set ablaze on Thursday, April 25.

The JCF said: “Reports are that, about 6AM, Blair was walking along the roadway in her community when a man came up to her and allegedly poured gasoline on her and set her on fire. The man then ran off.”

Blair was taken to hospital where she died while being treated on Saturday, April 27.

Persons who may have information to assist in the investigation should contact the Adelphi Police 876-912-1026, police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311, or the nearest police station.

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By Mills