Jamaica Crime News, St Mary: The police in St Mary have recovered a licensed Ruger 9mm pistol that they say belonged to Karen Cleary-Brown, whose partially decomposed body was discovered in a shallow grave on Tuesday, December 4.
Deputy Superintendent Dalian Clarke said that, Sheldon Hewitt, the man charged with killing Brown, took the police to where the gun was located and told them it belonged to the woman.
The police confirmed that Hewitt, a 32-year-old mason of Spanish Town, St Catherine and Boscobel, St Mary, addresses, confessed to killing Brown and was subsequently charged.
It is alleged that Hewitt is actually from Gorden Pen in Spanish Town, St Catherine and that he had shot and injured a man before fleeing to St Mary.
The partially decomposed body of 44-year-old Karen Cleary was found buried in a shallow grave on a property she owned in Boscobel, St. Mary. Ms. Cleary, a Jamaican born beautician from North London, had been missing for 9 days.
According to the police, Hewitt who was hired by Ms. Cleary to do work on her dream home on the property was held in connection with her disappearance. He eventually confessed to being in a dispute over the work with Ms. Cleary during which he used a knife to stab her to death. He led investigators to where he buried her body.