The Jamaica Cobstabulary Force, JCF, is urging the public to desist from sharing erroneous images that could interfere with their investigation into the murder of eight-year-old Danielle Rowe.

In a statement on Saturday evening the JCF said it wishes to address the disturbing trend that has emerged on social media since the release of a composite sketch of the person of interest in the case.

The eight-year-old student was abducted from the Braeton Primary School in St. Catherine. She was later found with her throat slashed along Roosevelt Avenue in St Andrew. The child died while being treated.

The JCF says since the release of their computer generated composite sketch, several people have engaged in the dangerous practice of crafting narratives about women that have no connection with the case.

The police acknowledge that while some have a genuine intent to assist, several people are being malicious.

The police says this practice is extremely dangerous and can put innocent people at risk. They are strongly urging those people to desist.

The police strongly urge people to exercise caution, responsibility, and respect for the rule of law when engaging with this sensitive matter on social media.

In the meantime, the police say they still welcome the public’s assistance in their investigation. However, the police say instead of sharing the information on social media people with helpful information should reach out to the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) Tip Line at 811, Crime Stop at 311, Police Emergency at 119 or your nearest police station.