Jamaica News, January 9, 2018
Hanover, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – Four Murders in Hanover: with just nine days into the new year, the parish of Hanover is reported to have recorded a total of four murders in four days.
This bloody start to the year has forced the police to step up patrols around the parish, mainly in the Hopewell community and its surroundings.
Over this past weekend, the first double murder of 2018 was recorded in Hopewell sending residents on edge.
The victims, a common-law couple were identified as Annette Smith, a 48-year-old unemployed and Weston Garvey, a 54-year-old shopkeeper, both of Camp Road, Hopewell, in the parish of Hanover.
The Sandy Bay police stated that on Friday night about 8:30 p.m., residents of Camp Road reported hearing loud explosions in the vicinity of the house where the common law couple resided.
On Friday morning about 8:30 a.m. residents in the area inquired about the couple and stumbled upon the bullet-riddled bodies of both victims on the floor of the unfinished concrete dwelling house and alerted the police.
Four Murders in Hanover: the Sandy Bay police have reported that all four murders have been recorded in the Sandy Bay policing area. The police are stating that have now posted security patrols at various strategic locations in Hopewell.
The two other persons murdered were Robert Crooks, 49-year-old chef of Haddington, also in the parish. He was discovered stabbed to death inside his house on Tuesday night, January 2.
Keno Ottey a 27-year-old man was shot and killed by gunmen while walking along the Bamboo Drive main road on Wednesday night, January 3.