Jamaica news, February 28, 2018 – Petrice Porteous Death
Hanover, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Investigators at the Lucea police station in Hanover have reported that the woman who was taken into custody in connection with the disappearance and death of a female in the community of Mount Peace District in Lucea, has been questioned and released. The woman’s son who is considered to be the prime suspect in the incident is still in police custody.
The woman and her son, who is also the victim’s boyfriend were picked up following her disappearance. Investigators also disclosed that the deceased, 20-year-old mother, Petrice Porteous, otherwise called “Little One” of Mount Peace District, was involved in an ongoing domestic dispute with her boyfriend up to the time of her disappearance. She was reported to have been last seen alive in the company of her boyfriend on the same night of February 12, 2018, when she went missing.
According to the police, Petrice resides in Mt Peace with her father Adolphus Porteous and her 3-year-old daughter. He last saw her on January 27, 2018, when she left home to spend time with her twin sister who is living in Montego Bay. She was last seen alive on February 12 in Hanover allegedly when the accused man went to pick her up from work in Sandy Bay. She was supposed to have been heading home but she disappeared without a trace.
Immediately following her disappearance, family members and residents in the community went searching sections of the bushes over the past week to try to locate her but the search was unsuccessful.
On Sunday about 3:45 p.m., residents went to a section of the area known as Kew Top and saw dogs fighting over what appeared to be a bloody piece of female clothing. A foul scent came from what appeared to be a shallow grave in the bushes.
The police were alerted and on arrival, the shallow grave was uprooted and it resulted in the gruesome discovery of Petrice’s decomposed body.
According to the police, it appeared that Petrice was murdered elsewhere and the body then buried at that location. The body was also covered in a black substance which resembled engine oil. The police surmised that this might have been poured on the body by her killers to keep down the foul odor. It also seemed as if Petrice’s body was set on fire, as sections of her body had burnt marks and her eyes were missing.
The police have also stated that the woman has been released based on the fact that there is no evidence linking her to the murder of the slain female.