Main Suspect Fingered in Murder of Elderly Couple in Portland Charged with Fraud

Jamaica Crime News, Portland: Detectives attached to the Area 2 Criminal Investigation Branch say they have now laid criminal charges against the prime suspect who is fingered in the death of two senior citizens, who were discovered murdered at their home in the Hope Bay Area of Portland on Friday evening, June 22.

The accused Saquino Farr,  24-year-old, auto-mechanic was charged on Wednesday afternoon with seven counts of Obtaining goods by means of false pretense and Conspiracy to defraud.

Farr who is booked to appear in the Portland Parish Court on Tuesday, July 10, is also the Prime suspect in the murder of  Alfred Anderson, otherwise called  “Charlie”, 75-year-old  and his wife Florence Anderson, otherwise called  “Gayle” both of Mount Pleasant in Hope Bay,  Portland and London in England.

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Reports are that shortly after  1:30 p.m. on Friday, residents living in Mount Pleasant stumbled upon the bodies of the elderly couple lying in a pool of blood in their yard.

The police were alerted and upon arrival, Mr. Anderson’s partially burnt body was discovered in the yard and his wife discovered a few chains away with multiple stab wounds.  The scene was processed and the victims pronounced dead at hospital.

Following a series of investigations, Farr was taken into custody in connection with the murder of the couple.  It was also discovered that cash amounting to over JA $8 million was defrauded from the bank account of the slain couple.

It was also disclosed that Farr ‘s mother was the helper at the couple’s house over the years and the couple then took in the suspect as a son.

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