Residents of St Elizabeth have been left devastated by news of the discovery of the body of a popular pastor at his home in Top Hill district in Junction in the parish on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Patrick Brown, a pastor at the Piper’s Corner New Testament Church of God in the parish.
His body which had chop wounds, was found in a state of decomposition, according to police report.
Information are that Brown was last seen alive last Wednesday, May 20, and concerned residents went to his house on Sunday and on their arrival, Brown’s decomposed body was seen at about 10am Sunday morning.
The police were alerted and the body was removed to a morgue, pending a post-mortem examination.
Social media users responded to the news with shock.
“Does your killer really know who you were? Our pastor, mentor, friend, family, son of the soil; time will tell. Rest in Peace, Pastor Patrick Brown 😭😭😭😭😭😭,” wrote one Facebook user.
“This is unbelievable. How can people heart be so hard and callous? What could he have done that you took his life away, and no one to tell the tales. OMG, RIP my brother”. “I will always remember how you sang at my mother’s funeral and tomb building. You are surely missed,” another social media user shared.
Meanwhile, the St Elizabeth police are probing the tragic development.