Thursday 29 October, 2020

Slain Jamaican teen lived long enough to name her attackers

The St Ann police have taken three men into custody in relation to the stabbing of a female teenager in the rural community of Woodstock in the parish on Tuesday.

The teen succumbed to her injuries in hospital two days later.

The deceased woman has since been identified as 18-year-old Tara Kaye Moncrieffe, otherwise called ‘TC’, of Woodstock in the parish.

Reports are that on Tuesday, July 2, a farmer who was on his way to his field, found Moncrieffe lying in bushes.

It is alleged that she was stabbed several times, and her throat was partially slashed by her attackers.

Moncrieffe was assisted to hospital, where she underwent treatment, but died on Thursday, the police reported.

Sources disclosed that prior to her death, she named her attackers, with the suspects being subsequently picked up by the police for questioning.

Among those arrested was a man with whom the deceased is believed to have once had an intimate relationship.

Police investigations are continuing into the development.

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