Melissa Davis was "badly broken" last evening when the search for her missing father, Barrington Davis, came to a gruesome end.
A friend of the family confirmed that the two badly decomposed bodies found by the police in a cane field near the Innswood Estate in St Catherine were those of Davis and his female companion, Patricia Lurmot-Barnswell.
The two had been missing since August 29 when relatives reported that they were abducted from Davis' home in St John's Heights, St Catherine
One senior investigator told The Gleaner that an on-the-spot post-mortem was done and the police were now awaiting the results to determine several things, including how long ago the two had been killed.
However, family friend Sweets Lawrence, who has also been acting as the family spokesperson, revealed that the entire family was distraught.
According to Lawrence, Melissa Davis visited the cane field where her father's body was found but "she could not look".
"She is badly broken, but she is trying to be strong," Lawrence said.
She said members of the Kencott Seventh-day Adventist Church were praying with the family and providing support.
Davis, the 44-year-old deputy chief of security at the Jamaica Postal Service, was abducted from his home in Spanish Town just before 11 o'clock.
At the time of the abduction, it had been reported that Davis, who lives in Kingston, had gone to check on his Spanish Town property.
The house was reportedly ransacked and there were signs of forced entry.