Body found by residents playing football in Portland
The police in Portland have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found by residents playing football at Folly Oval in Port Antonio in the parish on Tuesday afternoon.
He has been identified the body as that of Andre Weston of no fixed address.
According to the police, residents were playing football shortly after 4:30 p.m. when they smelt a foul odour emitting from a section of a nearby bush and went to investigate when they spotted a body and raised an alarm.
Upon arrival members of the police found the body lying on its back and was clad in a white merino, black pants, and white socks- with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the body and head.
The STAR understands the now deceased suffered from a mental illness and was last seen alive about 3:00 p.m. Sunday March 12, at the Port Antonio Cemetery by a relative.
The body was transported to the Port Antonio Hospital and was pronounced dead by a doctor.
This is the second murder that has been committed in the Portland police division since the start of the year.
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