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Decomposing body of suspected killer deacon found in Mandeville

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Scene where the body of Linton Stephenson was found in Mandeville, Manchester yesterday.


Linton Stephenson, the 59-year-old Seventh-Day Adventist deacon wanted for the murder of a 25-year-old Mandeville woman, has been found dead in Manchester.

The police say that Stephenson's decomposing body was found at his Bloomsville Circle home in the parish yesterday afternoon.

According to the police, the body was found near a bottle.

They are theorising that he may have committed suicide by drinking a toxic substance.

It is not clear how long the body was there.

Stephenson, also known as Jawbone, was being sought by the police ever since his car was found in Marshall's Pen with the body of 25-year-old Kyhymn Campbell.

The mutilated body, with its throat slashed, was found wrapped in a sheet in a cooler.