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Police concerned scammers committing sacrificial murders

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 9:15 AM

The police in St James are concerned lottery scammers dabbling in the occult are being led to commit murders to ensure their success in the illegal activity.

Head of the St James police, Senior Superintendent (SSP) Steve McGregor, says he has heard talk of scammers being told by obeah men to make human sacrifices.

He says the police have no evidence of the practise, but he says they are not dismissing the rumours.


Senior Superintendent of Police, Steve McGregor.

SSP McGregor made the comments following the discovery of the body of three-year-old Lashaunie Thomas at the Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay, yesterday.

He says reference was being made to obeah by persons on the scene.

Up to late yesterday the police were continuing their manhunt for the child’s father, Roosevelt Thomas, otherwise called Timmy.

SSP McGregor says statements have been collected from the child’s mother and Thomas’ mother.

He says information gathered so far indicate that Lashaunie was at home with her mother on Monday night when her father came and took her away.

SSP McGregor says reports indicate that the parents had earlier had a dispute.

He is appealing to people to seek help with their domestic disputes.


Senior Superintendent of Police, Steve McGregor.