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Two men charged for abduction, murder of Nattalie Dawkins

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 2:05 PM
The police say both men confessed to the crime. Their court date is being finalised.

Two men have been charged in relation to the death of Clarendon teacher Nattalie Dawkins, who went missing from her home in Four Paths on March 30.

Charged with murder, abduction, burglary, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and assault with intent to rape are 20-year-old Eladio Goulbourne and 19-year-old Mario Headley.

The police say both men confessed to the crime.

Their court date is being finalised.

The police report that about 10:50 p.m. on the night in question Goulbourne and Headley, accompanied by a third assailant – 20-year-old Jeff Bedward of Bellas Gate, St Catherine— lured Dawkins from inside her house by setting off the alarm to her car.

Further, the police say the men then held her up at gunpoint, forced her back inside her house, and proceeded to rob her of two televisions, a laptop, a tablet, a cell phone, and a handbag.

According to the police, the gunmen then took Dawkins into her car and drove her to an abandoned area where she was assaulted and killed.

Dawkins was subsequently reported missing and an investigation immediately launched into her disappearance.

On Saturday, April 3, cops, acting on information, intercepted Bedward and another man as they attempted to sell the victim’s stolen motor vehicle.

The men reportedly engaged the police in a confrontation during which Bedward was fatally shot while the other man escaped.

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A firearm and the stolen motor vehicle were subsequently seized following the incident.

Natalie Dawkins' Toyota Wish motor car being towed from a location in Bellfield, St Catherine, where it was recovered on Saturday.
In Photo: Nattalie Dawkins' Toyota Wish motor car being towed from a location in Bellfield, St Catherine, where it was recovered on Saturday.

Police say they also recovered one of the stolen televisions at Bedward’s house.

On Thursday, April 8, Dawkins’ remains were found in bushes in Clarendon.

READ: Discovery of remains could signal grisly end to hunt for missing teacher

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The police say additional intelligence led to the arrest of Headley and Goulbourne who reportedly confessed to the crime in the presence of Justices of the Peace on Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10 respectively.

According to the police, Dawkins’ ATM card was also found in Goulbourne’s possession.

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