Keniel Anderson

• Decomposing body found

Gunmen shot and killed a man in the community of Glendevon on Saturday, as gun crimes continue to dominate the crime profile of the parish, which has seen 82 murders since the start of the year, 24 more than the 58 recorded for the corresponding period last year.

The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Keniel Anderson, electrician of Tangle River, St. James, who it is said had been reporting to the Spring Mount Police on condition of bail for murder.

Reports from the Montego Bay Police are that about 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Anderson, who reportedly went to the Salt Spring main road to visit his father, was walking in the vicinity of Rough Road when residents heard explosions and alerted the lawmen. On their arrival, Anderson was seen lying face down on the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds.

 He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the police are investigating the circumstances which could have led to the gruesome discovery of a decomposing body of an unidentified male along Fort Street in the Western City on Tuesday morning.

The body is said to be in  its late 20’s, dark complexion, medium build 1.78 centimetres long and clad in a pair of multi-coloured shorts.

It is reported that passers-by found the partially decomposed body about 10:15 a.m. behind a restroom and summoned the police.

The scene was processed and the remains removed to the morgue.