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Clarendon man charged with girlfriend's murder

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 7:47 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer
Nardia Jackson's body was found burning in bushes off the Mocho main road on July 7.

The Clarendon police have charged the suspect who was held last week in connection to the death of a young woman in the parish.

Oneil Duffus, a 27-year-old taxi driver, was yesterday charged for the murder of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Nardia Jackson, whose burnt body was found in bushes off the Mocho Main Road on Wednesday July 7.

The police had reported that residents called them to the scene in Sheckles after discovering what appeared to be a human body being burnt with tires.

Investigators theorised she was killed elsewhere and the body brought to the location and set on fire.

A cell phone was found on the burning body.

Two persons believed to be the parents of the deceased submitted DNA samples to assist the police in confirming the identity, as the body was burnt beyond recognition.

Duffus is to make his first court appearance next Thursday to answer to the charge.