The Portland police have identified the headless corpse that was found in the Fern Hill area of San San in the parish on Tuesday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Kevin Garfield Patterson otherwise called ‘Big Dog’ of Alfred Lane in Port Antonio.
According to police reports residents stumbled upon the headless and partially decomposed body at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and alerted the lawmen. The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue. The police are treating the incident as murder.
Portland has recorded five murders since the start of the year. The same figure as the corresponding period last year.