Thursday 29 October, 2020

Man goes missing on Friday, found dead on Sunday

An autopsy is expected to be performed today to determine how Kenneth Francis died. 

Francis, 61, was found dead at about midday on Sunday along Maitugal Road, San Juan. 

Police were told that relatives went searching for the 61-year-old man, who they described as being mentally ill, when he failed to return home on Friday. 

They had been told that Francis had gotten into a confrontation with a man from the community, during which the 61-year-old was allegedly hit repeatedly. The suspect then fled the scene. 

Relatives went searching for Francis again on Saturday, but did not find him. His body was found the following day in a bushy area off the roadway. 

A team of officers from the San Juan Police Station and the Homicide Bureau responded. 

The body was viewed by a District Medical Officer and ordered removed from the scene. An autopsy is carded to take place today at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

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