Nagra Plunkett, Assignment Coordinator
Investigators say the five men detained in connection with Monday's mob killing in Zion, Trelawny, will be questioned and placed on identification parades as they deepen their probe into the incident.
The Gleaner could not ascertain an exact date for the interviews, which will seek to ferret out information related to the chopping death of 43-year-old street cleaner Donovan Hazley.
His daughter was seriously wounded and their residence firebombed during the predawn attack in the squatter settlement of Zion, located off the North Coast Highway, near Falmouth.
Reports are that a mob went in search of one of Hazley's male relatives whom residents have linked to the death of two boys from the community.
Ten-year-old Alex Brown and Javani Brown, aged seven, were reported missing from their Zion home on Saturday, September 15. Their naked bodies were subsequently found near a section of the Martha Brae River in Trelawny last Thursday.
"A post-mortem conducted on the bodies today concluded that death was caused by drowning. However, there are signs to indicate the boys may have been injured before they died," read part of a release from the Constabulary Communication Network.
However, residents have maintained that Alex and Javani had been sexually molested and then murdered.
It is understood that Hazley and his family were attacked about 2 a.m. Monday when the mob firebombed their wooden dwelling. When the occupants fled from the burning house, Hazley was allegedly chopped to death by men with machetes. His daughter reportedly attempted to intervene and she was also attacked. She was admitted in hospital.