Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
The St Ann police say the father of a missing six-week-old baby is being treated as a suspect in the murder of the child's grandmother in Beecher Town, St Ann.
The baby remains missing, however the police have located the father.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Throyville Haughton says efforts are still being made to locate the baby who was snatched Monday night after his grandmother and guardian, 63-year-old Nathlee Hamilton was stabbed to death at her home.
Hamilton’s body was discovered with several stab wounds after the police responded to a call sometime before 11 o’clock Monday night.
The murder sent shock waves across Beecher Town, Ocho Rios and neighbouring communities.
The child’s mother, Stacey-Ann Ellis, popularly known as ‘Shabba’, has been a popular figure in St Ann for several years.
The news has sparked attention from overseas residents, including several members of the Beecher Town Give Back Association, which earlier this year held several activities in the community to assist residents.
In a release from her base in Maryland, USA, the association’s president Fay Grocia urged the police to work hard to solve Monday night’s murder.
“On behalf of the Beecher Town Give Back Association, I want to extend our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and the members of our beloved community,” Grocia said.
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