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Cops reviewing CCTV footage, hoping to crack Portmore double murder

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police are yet to make a breakthrough into Sunday night’s murder of Calabar High jumps coach Nicholas Nuefville and University of Technology, Jamaica student Rahima Stewart, whose bodies were found in an open lot in Portmore on Monday morning.

The bodies of 38-year-old Neufville and 19-year-old Stewart were found about 5:30 a.m. by a passer-by, lying beside a parked Honda Civic motor car owned by Neufville.

Yesterday, head of the St Catherine South Police Division, Senior Superintendent Clive Blair, told our news team there was “nothing yet”, when asked if any new information had been uncovered.

Blair said that investigators were actively pursuing the matter and are examining “every possible angle”.

The Gleaner has learnt that closed circuit television footage from nearby business establishments are also being reviewed.

The police theorise that Neufville and Stewart were shot dead on Sunday, Valentine’s Day.

Stewart, who was pursuing an undergraduate business degree, was last seen alive on Sunday.

In a previous Gleaner interview, her father Stanford Edwards, said that the family was confused as to why someone would want to hurt the promising student and entrepreneur.

Edwards was in-charge of her father’s business, Stanford & Earl’s Juice Garden on Red Hills Road in St Andrew, at the time of her death.

In a statement, Calabar High remembered Neufville, affectionately known as ‘Soap Man’, for his contribution as a junior athlete and later as a coach.

Investigations continue.

andre.williams@gleanerjm.com