Police have disclosed the identity of the man whose charred remains were found on Emancipation Day near a deserted roadway, which runs through a section of Worthy Park Sugar Estate in Lluidas Vale, St Catherine.

The deceased is 52-year-old hair distributor Devon Campbell from Golden Grove in the Moneague area of St Ann, and Commodore district in Linstead, St Catherine.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said: “Reports from the Shady Grove Police are that, about 8:40AM, residents saw fire coming from a section of a cane field and went to investigate. They stumbled upon Campbellā€™s burning body and summoned the police and the fire department. The blaze was extinguished, the scene processed, and the charred remains removed to the morgue.”

Persons look in he bushes where the body was found

A burnt-out vehicle also was found on the deserted roadway – not far from the body.

The JCF noted that investigations are continuing.

In the meantime, relatives of the late Campbell have expressed shock at his death.

“It is an unspeakable and heartbreaking tragedy and has left us all in shock,” one of them said on social media.

Another commented: “He suffered an unspeakable death.I am very very angry with the state of senseless violence in Jamaica.”

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