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Cops still searching for missing head

BY ALESIA EDWARDS Observer staff reporter edwardse@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 1:30 PM    

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BROWN'S TOWN, St Ann – Police in St Ann are continuing their search for the head of a man who was murdered at his home at Lincoln in Brown’s Town St Ann on Sunday.

Burnett Thomas, 55, a tailor and watchman at York Castle High school was beheaded and his body set a blaze at his home in the usually quiet Brown’s Town community.

Investigators said the body also had multiple stab wounds.

A man with whom Thomas reportedly shared residence has been in custody since Sunday and is being interrogated by investigators.

Thomas’ badly burnt headless body was found in his bed about 8:30 Sunday morning after residents saw smoke coming from his room and alerted the fire department and the police.

Commanding officer for St Ann, Senior Superintendent of Carlton Wilson, said investigators continue to search for the man’s head as well as another man who they believe can assist in their investigation.

SSP Wilson said investigators were also getting good support from residents in the community who are assisting them in the search for the missing head.

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