Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: A Special Forensic team have now been brought to the scene in Orange Bay, Logwood in Hanover, to assist in the exhuming of what is believed to be the body of 72-year-old Nancy Hardy, an American National who went missing from her Jamaican residence in Negril, Westmoreland, on November 24.
A large crowd of community members and dozens of Police personnel are also present on the scene, where Hardy was last seen in the company of a Rastafarian man, who resides in the area.
Ms. Hardy who hails from Amherst in Massachusetts, in the United States of America, was reported missing from her home in Phase-3, Whitehall, Negril on Saturday, November 24.
Reports by the Negril police are that about 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, a friend of the elderly American woman went to visit her at her Jamaican residence in Whitehall and discovered that she was missing.
A report was made to the police and a search carried out for her, which proved futile.
The police carried out an investigation in the Whitehall area and located a man who brought them to a premises at Fish River in Logwood, Orange Bay in Hanover, where the missing woman is said to have been seen in the company of a Rastafarian.
A search of the premises led to the discovery of a grave in bushes close to the house.
The police who were later summoned say based on investigations, they now believe that the body of the missing female may be in the grave.
Michael Phipps, Superintendent in charge of Crime for Area One, told our news team that it’s is still early times, and the police cannot give a statement until it is confirmed that the missing female is actually in the grave.
Hardy is of brown complexion, slim built, and about 5ft-4ins tall. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a multicolored T-shirt and black shorts.