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Two held in postal worker's murder

Published:Friday | November 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Barrington Davis
Tandy Lewis

TWO PERSONS have been arrested in connection with the murders of the deputy chief of security at the Jamaica Postal Service Barrington Davis and his friend Patricia Lurmot-Barnswell.

Acting head of the Criminal Investigation Branch Senior Superintendent Wilford Gayle told the gathering at a press conference at the Police Officers' Club in St Andrew on Wednesday that the suspects were being processed and would be charged soon.

Davis and Lurmot-Barnswell were abducted from his St John's Heights home in Spanish Town, St Catherine on August 29. Their bodies were found in a canefield in Innswood, St Catherine, on September 16 with gunshot wounds.

Davis' car was also recovered in St James several days after his body was discovered.

In the meantime, SSP Gayle said the police were following strong leads into the murder of public relations officer at the Postal Service, Tandy Lewis.

Lewis was reported missing from her St Andrew home on October 16. The burnt remains of her body were found along the Port Royal road days after she was reported missing.

"I want to emphasise that, so far, our investigations have not established any connection with the murder of Mr Barrington Davis and Ms Patricia Barnswell, and Ms Tandy Lewis, or anything relating to their job," said Gayle.