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Police investigation into Whitmore's son's death complete

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2013 | 4:47 PM

The St James Police say they have completed their investigation into the death of the son of former national coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore.

Commanding officer for St James, Egbert Parkins, says with the probe into 14-year-old Jouvhaine Whitmore’s death now complete, a file will be sent to the courts office for the clerk of courts to decide if anyone should be charged in connection with the incident.

Young Whitmore was a student of Cornwall College at the time of his death.

He was reportedly mowed down by an out of control Sports Utility Vehicle, which the St James Parish Council had only recently sold to a parish councillor.

The transfer of documents from the parish council to the councillor was incomplete at the time of the accident.

Two hours after the accident, the councillor, who had taken possession of the vehicle, reported that the vehicle was stolen from his farm.

He was questioned by the police but was not charged.

SSP Parkins has refused to say whether the driver of the vehicle has been ascertained noting that the information is sensitive.


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