Only a week after a homeless man was set on fire in Kingston, another has been stabbed to death on the Port Antonio West Harbour property in Portland.
Reports state that the unidentified man was discovered under a guinep tree shortly after 6 a.m. by a passer-by on Monday morning. While walking through the West Harbour property, the bystander went to investigate after he/she saw the man and realized that he had bloodstains on his chest. It was later reported by investigators that the man had what appeared to be multiple stab wounds and that there was a trail of blood leading to his body.
The man’s stabbing comes a week after another homeless man, Lionel Johnson, was set on fire near National Heroes Circle in Kingston. Johnson later died from his injuries after he was taken to the hospital by members of the police force. The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, condemned Johnson’s gruesome murder and offered a $500, 000 reward for any information that led to the arrest of the responsible assailant or assailants.
“This is an absolutely savage act. While we still don’t know the motive for this heinous crime, the suffering that Mr Johnson would have endured, as well as the taking of his life, reflects for me the lowest level of depravity,” McKenzie stated.