Hanover Police in Search of Person of Interest in Connection with Murder of Elderly American Woman

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Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The Hanover police say they are now asking members of the public for their assistance, to located a man who is a person of interest in the murder of 72-year-old Nancy Hardy, the elderly American National who went missing from her Jamaican residence in Negril, Westmoreland, on November 24 and was later found in a shallow grave in Orange Bay, Hanover.

He has been identified as 33-year-old Kemar Grant, otherwise called “Rasta” of Fish River district, in Logwood, Orange Bay, Hanover and Sandy Bay in Clarendon.

The police say Grant is also believed to have fled the parish in a grey 2004 Honda CRV, which is owned by the deceased woman.

Ms. Hardy who hailed 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 close friend of the deceased then informed the officers that Hardy was last seen in the company of Grant, who resides at a house in Fish River, in Logwood, Orange Bay in Hanover.

The lawmen journeyed to the area and following a search of the premises, they discovered what appeared to be a shallow grave, close to the house.

After spending some time at the grave site, a team attached to the Area One and Hanover Scenes of Crime Unit exhumed the body of the missing woman.

Hardy was discovered wrapped in a green towel, with her feet and hands bound, and her mouth stuffed with a rag.

Her body was transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Grant has not been seen or heard from since.

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