Men Charged in Murder of Contractor, Missing Contractor Found

Trelawny: Body of Missing Contractor Found in Grave

News Crime Investigator Henry Bucknor

Trelawny, Jamaica (McKoy’s News)Body of Missing Contractor Found: two men both of Trelawney addresses have been taken into custody following the gruesome discovery of the decomposed body of a missing Contractor which was discovered in a shallow grave in his cousin’s yard on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, 2017.

Detectives attached to the Falmouth CIB Department have reported that two men have now been taken into custody in connection with the murder of Otis Patrick, 32-year-old Contractor, of a St Mary address and Roaring River in Mendez Town, Trelawny.

Reports are that, between March 25th to March 28th of this year, Patrick’s cousin who resides overseas contacted him by telephone and informed him that he should go to his house that is being built in the Wait-A-Bit area of Trelawny and take over the project from the contractor because he suspects that the contractor was robbing him.

Patrick left his home in Mendez Town, Trelawny and set out for his cousin’s construction site but, after reaching the community he later disappeared and has not been seen or heard from since.

Patrick’s disappearance arose suspicion,  the police were contacted and an investigation launched.

Missing Contractor Found: The investigators kept coming up empty-handed until several days ago, when they got intelligence that Patrick had been murdered allegedly by the Contractor whose position he was supposed to replace and, that his body was buried in the yard where his cousin’s house was being built.

Following another series of investigations by the police, the contractor and another man from the area were taken into custody, and taken back to
the construction site where several searches were carried out for Patrick’s body.

On Tuesday afternoon of May 30, the police and residents in the area stumbled upon Patrick’s decomposed body which was buried in a well-hidden grave underneath a section of his cousin’s house.

The Wait-A-Bit police say the scene was processed and the remains of the missing contractor removed to the morgue.

The investigators pointed out that murder charges will be laid against the accused men in the next two days, following further investigations.

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