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Police call emergency press conference on murder of US missionaries

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 5:16 PM
The press conference which is scheduled to start at 5.30 p.m hour will be hosted at the office of Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams in St Andrew.

The police have called an emergency press conference for this afternoon to update the nation on the investigations into the killing of two US missionaries in St Mary on the weekend.

The press conference which is scheduled to start at 5.30 p.m hour will be hosted at the commissioner's office in St Andrew.

The bodies of 53-year-old Harold Nichols and 48-year-old Randy Hentzel were found 24 hours apart in the Albion Mountain region of St Mary, where they did voluntary work.

The St. Mary Police say no motive has yet been determined for the killings.

IN PHOTO: Randy Hentzel, one of the two American missionaries killed in St Mary

Nichols and Hentzel were part of the  US-based TEAMS for Medical Missions and have been in Jamaica since 2002.

They helped with building houses for poor Jamaicans.

Security Minister Robert Montague and his state minister Senator Pearnel Charles Junior are to visit the families of the two missionaries this evening.

The US embassy in Jamaica has condemned the killings and has urged the police to move swiftly to nab those responsible killers.