A sex worker who does business on Ripon Road in St Andrew was found lifeless with several gunshot wounds in a Jamaica Defence Force sergeant’s car last month, but the sergeant claims his firearm was stolen.
The suspected soldier who was identified as Theophilus Tracey was charged with failing to hand over his firearm to police.
According to a report from the Jamaica Star, the sergeant appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday. Tracey’s lawyer, Peter Champagnie informed the court during the proceedings that Tracey’s firearm was stolen.
Tracey will return to court on April 7.
According to a source, the murdered young lady had two kids and was considered to be a good girl. the source went on to explain that he saw her on the day she went missing, in fact, he detailed seeing a regular customer picking her up on the said day, “mi watch the two a dem go inna di small car … and drive off, mi never know mi wouldn’t see har back,” he stated.
The source who is also a vendor says the victim who is known by the name “Crocs” was his “little parry” and worked in the area for about a year, she is believed to be in her late 20s.
Crocs’ body was found in the sergeant’s car on February 26.
The vendor stated that he initially heard of a female’s death in the area but did not think it was his friend’s death, he was informed a day later when police visited the area a second time and informed persons that a sex worker named “Crocs” was found dead the day before.
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