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St Mary police to meet with overseas volunteers in the parish

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 5:04 PM
Acting Head of the St Mary Police, Deputy Superintendent Dwight Powell says the police acknowledge that overseas volunteers may be concerned about their safety at this time because of the weekend murders.

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Acting Head of the St Mary Police, Deputy Superintendent Dwight Powell, says the police will be meeting with overseas volunteers operating in the parish.

The move comes in light of the murders of two American Christian missionaries in St Mary over the weekend.

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 a lot of their work.

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DSP Powell says he has instructed his station commanders to locate missionaries and peace corps volunteers in the parish and meet with them.

He says the police acknowledge that overseas volunteers may be concerned about their safety at this time because of the weekend murders.

DSP Powell says the police will be meeting with them to allay those fears.

 

Acting Head of the St Mary Police, Deputy Superintendent of Police Dwight Powell

He says a high level team has visited Nichols’ widow seeking to comfort her.

DSP Powell notes that St Mary is generally a peaceful, low crime parish and the police want to keep it that way.

He says the safety of all persons living and working in St Mary is important to the police.

The acting head of the St Mary Police says the investigators are following leads in the case but are yet to establish a motive for the murders.