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Soldier placed under military detention as probe into colleague's murder intensifies

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:34 AMShanique Samuels
Lance Corporal Michael Fraser.


A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has been placed under military detention as investigators intensify their probe into last night's murder of 31-year-old Lance Corporal Michael Fraser.

JDF Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer Major Basil Jarrett said the soldier is under detention at the army's Up Park Camp headquarters.

However, he declined to give further details.

Meanwhile, the Clarendon police are still questioning a woman in connection with Fraser’s murder in the community of Rock River in the parish.

Head of the Clarendon police SSP Vendolyn Cameron Powell said the woman is the wife of another soldier and was found at the home of Lance Corporal Fraser.

Investigators said it appeared that the soldier, who was shot in the head, may have been attacked by two men.

It is reported that Fraser, who is a member of the 2JR, received a single gunshot wound to the head by unknown assailants who visited his home enquiring of his whereabouts.

He was rushed to the Chapleton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.