Police say burnt body found last week was older than initially thought. The female found murdered along the Port Royal main road last week was four months pregnant.
The police yesterday reported that the burnt body of a female found by firemen was not that of a 14- to 15-year-old child as initially believed.
Instead, investigators now say the female was between 18 and 20 years old and was four months pregnant.
Investigators changed their tune after receiving the preliminary finding of an autopsy conducted on the body last Friday.
Commander for the Kingston Eastern Police Division, Superintendent Arthur Brown says the preliminary results were given to investigators on Friday.
"The investigating team has collected several samples and have handed them over to the government laboratory for DNA and other tests to be conducted," said Brown.
The body is still unidentified.
The nude female body was found wrapped in tarpaulin with hands bound and a cord around the neck.
Initially, investigators said they believed she was raped and her body set alight to destroy evidence.
The discovery was made by firefighters who were responding to a report about a bush fire from an anonymous caller.
In the meantime, the search continued yesterday for the missing 30-year-old postal worker, Tandy Lewis, who has been missing since last Tuesday.
Senior investigators have been assigned to the case as police seek to determine if there is any link to the disappearance of another postal worker just under two months ago.
Barrington Davis, the 44-year-old deputy chief of security at the postal service, and a female friend, Patricia Lurmot-Branswell, were reported missing on August 29.
Their decomposed bodies were found weeks later with signs that they had been murdered.