Two found dead in Cornwall Mountain, Westmoreland
Detectives attached to the Bethel Town Police Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two persons in Cornwall Mountain, Westmoreland.
The incidents occurred yesterday evening and early this morning.
In the first incident that occurred about 6:30 p.m., 12-year-old Ajay Stewart was burnt to death during a fire that engulfed his home.
Some hours later, about 12:50 a.m., while cooling down operations were being conducted and the scene was being processed, explosions were heard coming from an area in the community.
The Police went to investigate and on their arrival, the lifeless body of 47-year-old Michael Mair was found with multiple gunshot wounds.
That crime scene was also processed.
The Police are appealing to members of the Cornwall Mountain community to remain calm and allow investigators to carry out their duties as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
They are also asking anyone who may be able to assist in their investigation to contact the Bethel Town Police at 957-1658, 119 or the nearest Police Station.