The police are treating the death of a ward of the state at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre in St. Catherine on Friday, as a case of suicide.

The Department of Correctional Services — which runs the Centre — said the 15 year old boy’s body was found hanging in the bathroom of the facility.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth is the head of the St. Catherine North police.

SSP Marlon Nesbeth Head of St. Catherine North Police.

Correctional centres fall under the Ministry of National Security.  It says it’s Inspectorate Unit is also investigating the death.

Meanwhile, the Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon-Harrison says her office will be launching its own probe into the matter.