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Man in custody in relation to burning body found in Clarendon

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 5:21 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Police say they have a man in custody in relation to the badly burnt body of a female that was found in bushes in the parish on Wednesday.

Investigators say the man is being questioned in relation to the incident.

The police now believe that the body is that of 22-year-old Nordia Jackson, a resident of Rosewell Road in Palmers Cross Clarendon.

However, the remains of the young woman has not yet been positively identified as the police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to confirm her identity.

Two persons believed to be the parents of the deceased have submitted DNA samples to assist the police in confirming the identity.

The police say they were called to the scene sometime after 5 p.m. Wednesday by residents who discovered what appeared to be a human body being burnt with tires.

It is theorised that she was killed elsewhere and the body brought to the location and set on fire.

A cell phone was found at the scene.