Police say they are in search of a suspect after the body of an eight year-old student was found nearly a week after she disappeared while on her way to school.
Police said that the body of Shante Skyers was found last Tuesday in Blue Hole, Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew, a parish, situated in the island’s southeast.
They said her body was found amongst rubble by a search party led by officers from the St Andrew North Police Division.
The authorities said that since the child’s disappearance last Thursday, the police, relatives, and community members had been searching several sites in the community without success. However, efforts to find her intensified yesterday when the Caribbean Search Centre, the Canine Division and the Jamaica Defence Force joined the effort.
Police said that the investigation has now become a murder probe and that several leads are being followed.