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Politician Faye Jacobs commits suicide

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 8:50 AM
Former JLP candidate for Westmoreland Central Faye Reid Jacobs

Politician Faye Reid Jacobs is believed to have killed herself last night.

The police say Jacobs was found dead around 8.30 last night in Long Mountain, St Andrew.

VIDEO: Faye Reid Jacobs on the campaign trail in Westmoreland Central in 2014

The police have not released the circumstances of the death, but it is believed that she drank a poisonous substance, some of which was found beside her body.

 Jacobs, who was a businesswoman was the Jamaica Labour Party's Westmoreland Central candidate for the 2014 by-election.

She was beaten by the People's National Party's Dwayne Vaz.