A three-year-old girl was found dead yesterday, April 26 in Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica. Police are hunting for the father who is suspected to have killed her.
Police said that the body of the little girl identified as Leashay Thomas, was found early in the morning on the popular Dump Up Beach, hours after receiving a distress call from a relative of the child.
According to the police, on Monday night, a man, believed to be the father of the child, called a family member to say that he was going to commit suicide because he had killed Leashay and threw her body in the sea at the popular Montego Bay beach.
A police spokesman said shortly after officers were dispatched to the beach to investigate the report but returned to their base after coming up ‘empty-handed’ after an extensive search of the shoreline.
They returned to the beach yesterday morning and spotted the body of a child which was subsequently fished from the sea. It was later identified as that of Leashay. They are waiting for the post mortem results to determine the cause of the little girl’s death.