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INDECOM exhumes body of man in death squad probe

Published:Friday | December 19, 2014 | 6:43 PM
INDECOM Commissioner, Terrence Williams

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it has exhumed the body of a man as part of its probe into murders allegedly carried out by members of the Clarendon police.

In a statement this afternoon, an INDECOM spokesperson said the body of Seydane Nelson was exhumed from the Denbigh Cemetery in May Pen between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Nelson was killed in 2013.

INDECOM says the exhumation was necessary to conduct a second post mortem to find more information surrounding the circumstances of Nelson's death.

According to the agency, the activity was undertaken with the assistance of international medical personnel and a ballistic expert.

Initially, it was reported that Nelson was killed by gunmen but INDECOM says its investigations show that members of the Clarendon police were involved.

Twelve Clarendon cops in the death squad probe are now before the court on charges stemming from INDECOM’s investigations into allegations of at least eight extrajudicial killings in the parish.


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