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Police to host Sterling Castle community meeting following murder of 8-y-o

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 10:04 AM
The grandmother of Shantae Skyers in tears after the body of the eight-year-old was found in bushes - Lionel Rookwood photo.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force will be hosting a community meeting in Sterling Castle, St Andrew where issues affecting the community will be addressed following the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers. 

The meeting is scheduled for  Thursday, April 25 beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Skyers was found dead in bushes in the community last Tuesday, five days after she went missing while on her way home from school.

Residents have expressed anger and disappointment at the police’s handling of the case.

Subsequently, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson indicated that he has given instructions for the police force's response mechanism and protocols around missing persons to be reviewed.

Anderson said the exercise will seek to determine if the police's response is in keeping with international best practises for the safe recovery of missing persons.

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