Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: Detectives attached to the Sandy Bay Police Station in Hanover say, by the end of the week they are expecting to lay murder charges against three men who were recently taken into custody, in connection with the murder of a Resort Food and Beverage Pastry Chef, which occurred in Rejoin District on Wednesday morning of June 27th .
The three accused were held during two separate operations carried out on Wednesday afternoon, along a section of Montpelier Road in Sandy Bay and Johnson Town in Lucea and both in Hanover.
The police stated the men will be charged with the murder of Hopeton Haye, otherwise called “Hopeton”, 49-year-old Food and Beverage Pastry Chef employed to Tryall Resort and Villas located in Hanover.
Reports by the Lucea police are that, the victim resided alone at a gated apartment complex in Rejoin District, Hanover and he was last seen alive on Sunday afternoon of June 24th, by the Caretaker at the complex.
On Monday, Haye was not seen, but his apartment was still locked from the inside and on Tuesday night after she still did not see Haye as she usually does, she got curious.
She noticed that, the lights to his apartment were still on and some of his laundries were still on a clothesline in the yard. She also calls his cell phone which also went unanswered.
She raised an alarm and was assisted by neighbors who forced open a window and discovered Haye lying in bed. The police were summoned and upon arrival, discovered that the main grill and front door to the victim’s apartment was locked from the inside.
The police further reported that after gaining entry to the building, Haye was discovered lying in his bed on his back while clad only in his pants. A red necktie which is believed to have been used to strangle the victim was seen bound around his neck.
Also, the white Noah bus which Haye recently bought was missing from the yard and was later recovered in Montpellier in Sandy Bay.