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Police confirm charred remains belong to 13 -y-o Shanoya Wray

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Relatives of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray, who went missing last month, are pressing for justice after the police confirmed yesterday that chemically charred remains found in a bathtub in Mona, St Andrew, were those of the teenager.

Two men, a Jamaican and a Trinidadian, are now in police custody for Wray's death, and investigators say that they are to question them in the presence of their attorneys.

The news, however, came as little surprise to Wray's relatives, who, last week, held a candle-light vigil for the teenager.

"We knew that it was she from long time. We just hope that we get justice for it. Is that I want now," Wray's aunt told The Gleaner yesterday.

Neighbours last month alerted the cops after seeing the Trinidadian attempting to burn female clothing and braids and after smelling a foul odour coming from the apartment on Whalley Close.

Cops later found the remains soaking in chemicals inside the tub and arrested the Jamaican man who was inside the house listening to music.

The Trinidadian, accompanied by his lawyer, later turned himself in.

corey.robinson@gleanerjm.com