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Four arrested in St Ann family mystery

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The police have arrested four persons in connection with the disappearance of a St Ann family.

The police said the four family members were victims of an unusual string of events which occurred on November 16.

According to the St Ann's Bay police, about 3:30 a.m., residents saw their house ablaze and summoned the authorities.

After the blaze was extinguished, it was observed that there were no occupants in the house. Preliminary investigations also suggest that the possible cause of the fire was arson.

The family has not been seen or heard from since.

Missing are: 57-year-old Joseph Lynch, 43-year-old Lascelle Lynch, 50-year-old Ruth Lawrence, and seven-year-old Rimeka Haynes, all of Arthur's Mount, Lime Hall, St Ann.

Joseph is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 175 centimetres (five feet, nine inches) tall, while Lascelle is of dark complexion, slim build and is also about 175 centimetres (five feet, nine inches) tall. Ruth is about 91 centimetres (three feet) tall, while there is no description for Rimeka.

The four men in custody were questioned in the presence of their attorneys on Saturday and are expected to be charged with housebreaking and arson.

The police are urging anyone knowing the whereabouts of the missing family members to contact the St Ann's Bay police at 972-2211, police emergency 119 number, or the nearest police station.