Gary Anthony Williams

The police in Montego Bay, St. James, have launched a probe into the death of a man whose decomposed body was found in the King Street area of the city on Monday morning (September 3, 2018).

He has been identified as 20-year-old Gary Anthony Williams of Sun Valley Road, Glendevon.

Williams, it is suspected, was killed elsewhere by unknown assailants and his body dumped where it was discovered in bushes by residents of 16-and-a-half Upper King Street about 11:15 a.m.

The police report that citizens stumbled on the body and contacted the police. On the arrival of the lawmen, Williams’ decomposed body, with its throat slit, was seen wrapped in two multi-coloured bedspreads and large plastic bags bound by masking tape.

Williams was last seen alive by relatives on Friday about 10:30 p.m., when he left home to visit friends at nearby Blood Lane, also in Glendevon.

On Saturday, relatives reported him missing to the Montego Hills Police when he failed to return home and calls to his cell phone went unanswered.