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INDECOM, police probe suspected poisoning of St Elizabeth woman, man

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 11:53 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into this morning’s suspected poisoning of a woman and a man in Horizon Park, St Elizabeth.



The woman, identified as Kerry-Ann Powell, has since died.



The man, Obrien Sinclair, was injured.



It is alleged that this morning, a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and two civilian accomplice entered the home of Sinclair with a poisonous substance.



Preliminary checks suggest that the substance is an insecticide called 'lannate'.



INDECOM says a scientific test will be carried out to prove the nature of the substance.



The substance was allegedly used to douse both Sinclair and Powell.



Powell later died.



The implicated cop as well as the two civilian accomplice have been taken into police custody.



The matter is being treated as a joint investigation between the JCF and INDECOM.



According to INDECOM, the Victim Support Unit and the Child Development Agency are also involved in the investigation as Powell's children were observed wandering the streets in their night gowns near their homes.



The children were picked up by residents and taken to a relative.



INDECOM is appealing to anyone with any information that can assist with this or any other investigation to visit or call its Central Regional Office in Mandeville.



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