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Killing of children worries Children's Registry

Published:Friday | May 31, 2013 | 10:27 AM

The Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR), is expressing concern at what it says is the recent spate of incidents in which children have been reported missing and recovered dead.



The OCR’s latest appeal comes following the discovery of the decomposing body of an eight-year-old girl in St Catherine yesterday.



Tamera Laing, who is a grade three student of McCauley’s Primary School in St Catherine, was reported missing since last Saturday.



And a four-year-old, Natasha Brown was found in a sinkhole in the Duanville, Trelawny on Wednesday.



Her body was decapitated.



The Children’s Registry is appealing to parents, guardians and community members to be more vigilant in the care and protection of children, and to immediately report suspected cases of abuse to the Office. 



The Office of The Children's Advocate says it too is deeply concerned about the reports of children's deaths over the past 24 hours.



The OCA is calling for all Jamaicans to understand their responsibility to ensure that children’s safety and well-being are of paramount importance.



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