7PM Update: JUST IN: A total of 5 bodies have been discovered From the two shallow graves at ‘Danger Island’ along the Sandy Gully Bridge, by Detectives from the Major Investigations Division & St. Andrew South Police during a police operation today in the area.

This is a developing story. We’ll have more details in subsequent newscasts.

For more background on this story, below you can find the story we carried in our 5pm newscast.

5 PM UPDATE: A body and skeletal remains have been exhumed from shallow graves in an area known as ‘Danger Island’ in Washington Gardens, St. Andrew during a police operation.

Officer in Charge of the Major Investigations Division, Superintendent Paul Thomas, says the body and the skeletal remains were discovered with assistance from the St. Andrew South Police Division and cadaver dogs from the Forensic Unit.

Superintendent Thomas says the investigation is linked to a search for missing persons.

He says the operation is in response to information that bodies were buried in the area.

Superintendent Thomas also revealed that the body found appeared to be that of a male.

But, he says the level of decomposition is advanced.

Superintendent Paul Thomas, Officer in charge of the Constabulary’s Major Investigations Division.

The police are still at the scene at this hour.