Bodies of two children found dumped in Trelawny River

The bodies of two children, a boy and a girl, were this morning found at a pond in Martha Brae, Trelawny.

The bodies are those of 12 year old Omari Sterling and 10 year old Meleeka Mitchell, from Norwood in St. James.

Nationwide sources say the police have ruled out drowning as the cause of death.

Its understood that both bodies bore marks which suggest the children were killed and their bodies dumped into the Martha Brae River.

The children were among a group of seven who had reportedly left their home in Norwood to go on a beach trip on Sunday morning.

Its understood that when the rest of the group, which comprised four other children and one adult ,was ready to leave, Meleeka and Omari could not be found.

Family members and friends from the Norwood community have been searching for them since Sunday.

Their bodies were reportedly discovered this morning by a group of boys from the Martha Brae community, who had gone to hunt for crabs.

The police are looking for a male suspect in whose company the children were last seen on Sunday.




  • Why are our children going to the beach on a religious day? One adult with seven kids? What is the Jamaican Children Services and the Ministry of Education and other Public Service agencies doing about educating our kids about associating with strangers, possible “Black Heart” man. Remember this description back in the day? Public advertisements should be made to inform parents about protecting their children and children protecting themselves. We have to accept that our paradise is no longer safe for our children. Obviously those children had no fear of the stranger. 50 years ago, children could not roam the neighborhoods. They had to stay at home, in di yaad. Jamaica wake up!