Man charged with murder of 74-y-o woman in St. Ann

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A 19-year-old man named Oral Redway has been charged with murder in connection with the brutal slaying of a  74-year-old retiree Peggie Aloe at her home in Discovery Bay, St Ann, last month.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police McArthur Sutherland, Redway has been charged with murder and other crimes.  “ He will be further processed in preparation for appearance in the St Ann Criminal Court on November 29”.

Mrs Aljoe was murdered about 3:30 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, just  a few days after she returned to the island from the United States of America. Family and friends, who did not hear from her, filed a missing person’s report. While investigating the police found Aloe’s body  in the vicinity of the perimeter fence of her property in Bridgewater District.

The wounds on her body suggest she was killed by brute force.

News from the Jamaica Observer stated that , police superintendent  Sutherland said the investigation led detectives from the Major Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Branch to a premises at Towhead District in Westmoreland where operations were conducted and Redway, a laborer of St Ann and Westmoreland addresses was apprehended.

During a search of the residence  several items owned by the now deceased was found. Redly was arrested on reasonable suspicion and taken to St Ann,” Sutherland said, adding that the arrest was made on November 22, 2018.
“As the investigation progressed, the emerging investigative leads were processed and promptly acted on. Other operations were conducted in Westmoreland and St Ann in search of additional items of evidentiary value and particularly, scientific evidence for analysis,” SSP Sutherland said.

“During the process, the suspect confessed to the brutal crime and was formally interviewed in the presence of his attorney.” He was formally charged with the murder and other crimes last Friday.

“The relentless efforts of our detectives throughout the investigation to track down and arrest this suspect, with evidence to achieve yet another critical breakthrough in a major criminal investigation, is indeed commendable,” SSP Sutherland said.

“It reinforces an important message to potential murderers that they will be pursued and arrested by our investigators who are trained and prepared to take on the challenges,” he added.

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