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Family continues wait for body of teen found in Salt River last month

Published:Monday | January 20, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer


The family of one of the two girls who were found dead in Salt River, Clarendon last month have expressed anger that the body has not been released to allow for burial.

Relatives say they were promised the body of 18-year-old Nardia Fearon weeks ago.

They say the funeral arrangements are almost complete but they have been told by the police that further DNA testing is to be done on the body to confirm its identity.

Oral Fearon, father of the former Knox College student said he was told the police had run out of the substance needed to carry out the test.

Meanwhile, her aunt Paula Fearon said she positively identified the body on the scene shortly after it was discovered.

She said she pointed out items of clothing and jewellery the teen was still wearing to the investigating officers.

Nardia’s family members lament that they need to lay their relative to rest as they need closure.

Meanwhile, Nardia’s cousin, 19-year-old Franciena Johnson, whose body was found two days earlier with gunshot wounds, has since been buried.


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