4YO boy among 4 relatives killed in suspected arson attack in Central Village; police following several leads

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is following several leads in its investigation of the deaths of four relatives, including a teenage girl and a four-year-old boy in Central Village, St. Catherine early this morning.

A woman, her two daughters – one a teen, the other an adult – and her four-year-old grandson perished in a suspected arson attack at their home in Compound shortly after 1 AM.

Head of the JCF’s Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says police responded to reports of gunshots and a fire at a three-bedroom dwelling.

She says following cooling down operations by firefighters, the four burnt bodies were found among the rubble.

SSP Lindsay says the police are following several lines of inquiry into the incident.

She is calling on persons with information to help the police.


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