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Double murder, suspected suicide in St James

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Mount Salem police in St James are probing the circumstances surrounding the murder of a woman and her daughter on Poincianna Close, Rose Mount in St James early this morning.

Dead is 45-year-old Deon Smith and her 16-year-old daughter Jayshenel Gordon, both of Poincianna Close.

Reports are that about 2:30 am Smith and her spouse allegedly had a dispute during which he used a knife to slash the throats of both Smith and Gordon.

The police were summoned and on their arrival both Smith and her daughter were found in a pool of blood at their home.

They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

A search was reportedly launched for Smith's common-law husband, Fabian Lyewsang, which led investigators to the discovery of his body and a Nissan Tiida motor car in the Rio Cobre.

The police suspect Lyewsang's death was a suicide.

Investigations are ongoing.

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