Police Recovers Body of Missing 8-year-old

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The Police have found the body of an 8-year-old girl who has been missing since last week.

She’s Shante Skyers, a student of the Red Hills Primary School in St Andrew.

Shante went missing from the Sterling Castle Heights community last Thursday.

Yesterday, scores of residents, including the missing child’s parents, protested and blocked a main road in the community.

The residents used boulders and other debris to block several sections of the road, which resulted in a build up of traffic.

Deputy Superintendent Dahlia Garrick is Head of the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, CCU.

DSP Dahlia Garrick, Head of the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.

She says the child’s body had wounds to the head.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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