Jamaica: 80-year-old found with hands and feet tied, killed in house fire

Jamaica: 80-year-old found with hands and feet tied, killed in house fire
Jamaica: 80-year-old found with hands and feet tied, killed in house fire

Jamaica: An elderly woman aged 80 was found dead after her home in St Ann was allegedly set on fire, police said. The deceased has been identified as Sylvia Barrett, a farmer and salesman of Spring Garden, Bamboo.

After the fire was extinguished, officials found the body partially nude, with minor burn marks on her hands and feet. Her hands were reportedly tied above her head with an electrical wire, while her feet were also tied with the same colored wire.

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According to police officials, a family member of Barrett saw fire coming from part of the home and sounded the alarm to notify officials. The fire brigade was also alerted to extinguish the fire.

The incident is said to have occurred on Wednesday around 6:15 p.m. The officials also investigated and saw the woman’s body lying on his back in the dining room.

Following this brutal incident, police officers have launched an investigation into it and the St Ann’s Bay Criminal Investigation Branch is looking for the suspect(s) who committed this tragic act and murdered the woman.

Senior Superintendent Dwight Powell also urged the general public to come forward with information regarding this incident and asked them to assist officials in capturing the suspects.

On the other hand, Barrett’s dead body is currently in the hospital awaiting post-mortem examination to determine the exact cause of her death.

The social media users have also expressed their anger over the brutal murder incident, with some calling it a ‘heinous act’.

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“Omg, 80 years old, what can she do if someone really commits such a heinous act,” wrote a user named Cheers Forbes, while another user said, “Such an evil act, 80 years old, I pray the perpetrators will be apprehended, and justice will be meted out to them swiftly.’

Another user named Rose also said, “Can someone so heartless do something like that to an 80 year old, may God call something karma.”