Robert Nesta Morgan, member of parliament for Clarendon North Central, has launched an appeal to the police to “leave nothing to chance” in finding the killers of a mother and her four children, whose bodies were found in the constituency this morning (June 21).
According to the police, the bodies were found in the community of New Road, near Chapelton, with their throats slashed. A motive was not immediately clear for the killings.
In a voice note, Morgan, who yesterday left for Rwanda with Prime Minister Andrew Holness for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, called the murders a great tragedy, the likes of which he said had never occurred in his constituency before.
“This is a very rough time for us. We just have to pray and comfort each other at this time,” said Morgan, who is also minister with responsibility for information in the Office of the Prime Minister.
He noted that National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang and Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, as well as senior officers from Kingston and May Pen, were headed to the area and that a team would also be meeting with the family of the victims.
“We are not used to this type of mass killing and I am just asking the police to not leave anything to chance in finding whoever is responsible for this very wicked tragedy, this wicked act,” Morgan said.