The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is this afternoon urging 59-year-old clergyman and murder suspect, Linton Stephenson, to turn himself in to the police.
Stephenson is a Deacon in a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mandeville.
Last week, the police said they want to question Stephenson about the murder of 25-year-old Khyhymn Campbell. But Stephenson is still at large.
Miss Campbell’s body was found in an abandoned car last week Tuesday. Her throat was cut.
Following the murder, police investigators reportedly went to Stephenson’s house in Bloomfield Circle in Manchester.
A bloody knife and blood stains were found at the house.
In a statement this afternoon, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, says it wishes to unequivocally condemn what appears to be the recent cold and brutal murder in Manchester of yet another female.
President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, Pastor Everett Brown, says it must be made clear that the church supports the appeal for Deacon Linton Stephenson to immediately turn himself over to the police.
Further, Pastor Brown is calling on all Jamaicans, including members of the church, to immediately come forward and tell the security forces what they may know about violent crime.
Pastor Brown says the Adventist Church takes seriously its responsibility to minimize the risk of violence and sexual abuse against individuals – especially women and children.
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