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Second suspect in St James schoolgirl's murder apprehended

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 2:08 PM

A second man is now in custody as the police say they have made a significant breakthrough in their investigations into the killing of 15-year-old Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray. 

Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says the suspect was apprehended during an operation in St Thomas yesterday afternoon.

She says he will be handed over to the St James Police in short order.

Superintendent Lindsay also confirmed that another man was taken into custody by the St James Police yesterday.

She says the police are well advanced in their investigations and will inform the public about the reason the 15-year-old was killed after they have gathered all the facts.

The partly decomposed body of the grade ten Green Pond High School student was found in bushes in the community of Irwin Meadows St James on Wednesday, three days after she was reported missing.

It's reported that she was last seen heading to a taxi stand after attending the funeral service for a former student at the same institution.