The body of a nine-year-old boy was discovered in a motor vehicle along the Fairfield Main Road in St. James, today.

Reports from the police are that the child’s throat was slashed.

Preliminary reports are about 9:00 on Thursday morning the woman and her son were travelling in her Audi motor car when she slowed down at a section of the road.

Two men reportedly approached the car and hit the woman in her face.

The men then allegedly forced the woman from the vehicle and took off in the car with the woman’s son still inside.

The woman reported the incident to the police and a search was launched.

The car and the body of the boy were found in along the Fairfield Main Road.