Two Suspects Held in Connection with the Murder of 8-year-old Shante Skyers

Jamaica Crime News, St Andrew: The Red Hills police in the St. Andrew North police division have confirmed that, they have taken two male suspects into custody, in connection with the death of 8-year-old Shante Skyers.

One police source related that both men were taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon and are presently being questioned at the Red Hill police station.

Shante’s decomposing body was found in bushes in Sterling Castle Heights, Red Hills, St. Andrew, on Tuesday afternoon, April 17.

According to the police, an investigation was launched immediately following the discovery of the infant’s body on Tuesday, and they picked up the trail of the two suspects.

Reports are that, last Thursday Shante left her home in Sterling Castle Heights and set out for school. That afternoon when she did not return home, her mother and father got worried and went in search of her.

It was confirmed by her grade teacher that she was in class that day and also several community members remembered seeing her at a bus stop in the community, and then on route to her home.

It turned out to be a painful five days for her family, who reported the matter to the police and then formed their own search parties, in search of 8-year-old, Shante.

On Tuesday an all-out effort was made by family, community members, the St. Andrew police, a team from the Caribbean Search Centre, the police Canine Division and the Jamaica Defence Force led to the discovery of Shantae’s body.

The entire community of Sterling Castle had their hopes shattered and could not hide their emotions, after the body of the child was discovered beneath rubbles at a bushy section of the community they called Blue Hole.

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