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Update: John Terry died from Asphyxia

Published:Friday | September 11, 2009 | 9:22 AM

The results of the post mortem on the body of murdered Honorary Consul John Terry have been released.

They indicate that Mr Terry died from Asphyxia due to ligature strangulation associated with other injuries to his neck and head.

The findings means that Mr Terry was not able to breathe because an object was used to constrict his windpipe.

In addition, he received other injuries to his head and neck.

The police had reported that Mr Terry’s body was found at his house around 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon with a cord tied around his neck along with a piece of clothing.

Bloodstains were also found in his house and a note on his bed.

However the police have not disclosed the details of the note.

The post mortem was carried out yesterday, a day after Mr Terry’s body was found inside his bedroom at his Mount Carey house in St James.

The police have still not been able to identify a suspect, but they say it appears that the murdered honorary consul knew his killer.

The police high command says investigators are now seeking to trace all persons who were recently in the company of Mr Terry.

The High Command says personal items from Mr Terry’s house may have been taken during the murder.

These include a Motorola flip phone.

The police are asking anyone with information to call the Montego Bay CIB at 953-6191, Crime Stop at 311 or Operation Kingfish at 811.

Mr Terry, 65, was the Honorary Consul in western Jamaica to the British High Commission.

He worked in the tourism sector for about 30 years and was awarded a Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on July 31, 1992.