Sun | Dec 10, 2023

Update | Man held in death of Hanover schoolgirl placed in protective custody

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 10:14 AM
Nikita Noel was yesterday reported missing by her mother after she did not return home from school. Her body was later found by a search party.

The 42-year-old man held in relation to the rape and strangulation of a schoolgirl in Hanover has been placed in protective custody by the police.

The police say the move is to keep him safe amid heated tempers in the community.

The killing of nine-year-old Nikita 'Jojo' Noel, who was found dead in Kew district, Lucea, Hanover last night, has left residents upset.

The police reported that the man was in a relationship with the girl's mother.

He was reportedly also acquainted with her family.  

Noel was yesterday reported missing by her mother after she did not return home from school.

She was a student at Esher Primary.

Her body was later found by a search party, which included law enforcement officers.

- Janet Silvera 

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