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Body found in Rio Minho river identified as that of 40-year-old Andrew Walker

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2013 | 4:34 PM

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer



Investigators are now probing the circumstances under which the body of a man was found floating in the Rio Minho river.




The dead man has been identified as 40-year-old Andrew Walker from the Pwing Winkey community in May Pen, Clarendon.



Reports are that the body was discovered after a passer-by saw the body floating in the river this morning and alerted the police.



Walker's body was fished from the Rio Minho river, where he was found to have multiple gunshot wounds.



Residents reports that sometime around 8:00 p.m. last night there was a power outage, after which several explosions were heard.



"Me hear a whole heap a gunshot last night after the light gone," recalled a female from the nearby Juno Cresent community in May Pen.



An aunt of the dead man told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that her nephew left his Pwing Winkey based garage sometimes after 6:00 p.m. yesterday but did not return to his house as was his normal routine.



"He got a call, sometime after 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening for him to meet somebody and see him there, dead," said the dead man's aunt, as she wept bitterly.



The police say Walker is the 92nd person to be killed in Clarendon since January.



Anyone with information that may assist with this investigation is being asked to contact the May Pen Police at 902-4169, or 119.



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