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Clarendon police decides to investigate death on border of St Catherine

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 1:38 PM

The Clarendon police have decided to investigate the case of the teenager whose body was found at a quarry on the border of Clarendon and St Catherine on Sunday.

The deceased is 16-year-old Camaley Moxam from Freetown, Clarendon.

Moxam’s family members were disgruntled on Sunday after police from Clarendon and St Catherine who arrived on the scene took more than eight hours to remove the body as they tried to decide which division should investigate the death.

READ: Police confused over case handling after body found at Clarendon and St Catherine border

The body was eventually reportedly removed minutes after 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Speaking with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning, head of the Clarendon Police Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell said her division will investigate the teen’s death because it has been determined that the scene of the crime falls in the Area Three Police which comprises Clarendon.

 

Head of Clarendon police, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell

As they waited several hours for the police to determine which division should handle the death, Moxam’s family say they were thrown into deeper grieve and suspense as they waited for investigators to allow them to view and properly identify the teen’s body.

However, Cameron Powell says nothing was unusual about the length of time the police took to process the scene of the death.

She says it was important for investigators to identify the parish where the death occurred so that proper records can be kept.

 

Head of Clarendon police, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell

Cameron Powell says persons should also note that it can sometimes take several hours for crime scenes to be fully processed.

She says it was more important that the police took control of the crime scene and cordoned the area before any tampering could take place.