JAMAICA: 9-year-old schoolgirl found dead was strangled

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(LOOP JAMAICA) – A post-mortem report has revealed that the death of nine-year-old Westmoreland student, Kadijah Saunders, last Tuesday, was caused by manual strangulation.

But, according to a close family member, the police have not informed them whether the grade three New Works Infant and Primary School student, whose body was found partially nude, had been sexually assaulted.

The results from the post-mortem examination were released on Friday.

The body of the nine-year female student, who was of Bog district in Westmoreland, was found in bushes in her community.

A police source close to the investigation has indicated that the 13-year-old male student from the same school that Kadijah attended, and the same community where she lived, who was taken into custody in connection with the gruesome discovery, is expected to be charged soon.

Reports are that about 8:00 p.m., the body was discovered in remote bushes by members of a search party after the child’s parents did not see the young girl return from school that day.