Jamaica News, Westmoreland: The Negril Police in the parish of Westmoreland have now confirmed that a Postmortem examination is expected to be carried out this Tuesday, July 3, on the body of the 5-year-old male student who died suddenly on Tuesday morning of June 19th, while he was travelling to school in a motor car.
In the meanwhile, our news team learned that on Wednesday afternoon, community members in Orange Hill came out in full support to the candle lighting which was held in tribute to the dead 5-year-old Zaiden Scott who resided in the Orange Hill area of Negril in Westmoreland.
At the time of his mysterious death, Tanya McIntosh, aunt of the dead student told our news team that, Zaiden has never been diagnosed with any life-threatening medical issues, and his death is still being treated in disbelief.
According to Ms. McIntosh, shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Zaiden left for the Montary All Age School in a taxi which transports him and other students to school each day.
On reaching a section of the roadway, the driver reportedly stopped to pick up other students. One child who was also in the rear of the car informed the driver that Zaiden was not moving over to allow other students to board the vehicle.
The driver turned around to ask the 5-year-old child to move over and that was when he discovered that Zaiden was motionless.
The Aunt further stated that, the driver asked for the assistance of a plainclothes officer who was standing in the vicinity and Zaiden was rushed to the Savanna-la-mar hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The family members are now saying Zaiden who was very vibrant and very playful never had a medical history. In the meanwhile, the Negril police are now reporting that they will have to wait for a post-mortem examination in order to effectively move forward with the investigation.
News of the 5-year-old student’s death has come just days after the gruesome discovery of a 9-year-old female student who was discovered murdered at another community in the parish of Westmoreland.
The police also stated that following the post-mortem on Tuesday, they are expecting to make some headway into their investigations.