Opposition Leader, Portia Simpson-Miller, is condemning the murder of the two missionaries.

Mrs. Simpson-Miller is also lamenting the recent wave of murders across the country.

In a statement this afternoon, Mrs. Simpson Miller says Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols had dedicated their lives to help create a better life for the less fortunate people of St. Mary.

She’s urging residents of the communities where the missionaries vacationed and carried out their work to help the Police with any information that can lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for their deaths.

Meanwhile, the killing of the two Missionaries has attracted the attention of the international media.

The Associated Press, AP is reporting that the missionaries were killed on their way to check on the foundation of a home they were building.

The AP quotes Assistant Police Commissioner Ealan Powell as saying that a team of officers is in St. Mary parish “working assiduously” to make arrests.

The BBC says the battered bodies of the Missionaries were found in the Caribbean island of Jamaica which is notorious for its high crime rate.

The BBC notes that Hentzel and Nichols worked in Jamaica for a Pennsylvania-based religious group called Teams for Medical Missions.

According to the BBC, Jamaica is ranked as among the most violent countries in the world and has had about 1,200 killings in 2015, an increase of roughly 20-percent from the previous year.

AND .. the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom says two days after the first slain missionary was found, there are no suspects.

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