Monday 9 December, 2019

UPDATE: Police identify body found in St. Andrew

The body which was discovered in a shallow grave this morning in St. Andrew has been identified as Rahim Ward. 

The 22-year-old resident of Cottage Grove, St. George was the subject of a missing persons notice when he was last seen by a family member on August 23. 

Police made the discovery around 5 am today in the area of St Andrew's Parish Church, just west of the church's car park during a joint search conducted by police and soldiers of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF). 

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At the time, police had initially stated there was insufficient information to link the discovery to Ward, however the body was formally identified  by Ward's mother, grandmother and other close family members at the scene. 

Police have declared Ward's death as unnatural. 

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