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Briefs

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM

Excelsior Community College in mourning

It's not the news any institution wants to hear at the beginning of the school year, but the Excelsior Community College in St Andrew is currently trying to cope after a member of staff died on the school compound on Monday.

A member of the management team told The Gleaner yesterday that while the incident was not work related, colleagues and students were saddened by the death.

"The person has been having some health issues from before. It's just an unfortunate incident that has happened. When these things happen to anybody, it puts persons into shock, and so we are trying to cope. It's the start of the new semester, and a lot of things are happening," she said without naming the woman who died.

"She was at work. She has been having some health concerns, had been seeing the doctor, and it's just one of those unfortunate things that happened."

Police seek public's assistance in identifying charred remains of St James men

The St James police are appealing to residents in the western end of the island who have missing male relatives in their 30s to come forward.

This comes on the heels of a postmortem that was conducted yesterday on the charred remains of three bodies that were found in Barnett Bush, St James, on Sunday.

The postmortem revealed that two of the men had gunshot wounds, while the third was inconclusive.

Initial reports from the Mount Salem police are that at about 10:45 a.m., a resident stumbled on a burnt-out motor car with the remains of three men. The police were summoned, the scene processed, and the remains removed to the morgue.

Investigators are now appealing to anyone with information that can assist in ascertaining the identities of the bodies to contact the Mount Salem police at 952-3572, the Savanna-la-Mar police at 955-2536/955-2810, the Area One Major Investigation Task Force at 954-3222 or the nearest police station.