No arrest in murder of Mandeville businessman

April 19, 2016

The Manchester police say they are yet to make an arrest in the murder of a businessman in the parish on Sunday, and they are also appealing to those with information to assist them in finding the culprit(s).

"We need some information from the citizens who might have seen what actually happened or who have information on the culprits that might have killed this gentleman to come forward and assist us," head of the Manchester police, Superintendent Vendolyn Powell, said.

The Mandeville business community was left saddened after the death of their colleague, 76-year-old Trevor Meikle.

A source close to the family told THE STAR that Meikle was robbed and killed in the Ingleside community after picking up his daughter from the airport.

It is reported that as a result of a power outage, the motorised gate of the house could not be opened and Meikle and his daughter had to use the pedestrian gate. It was on his return to his car that he was robbed of his wallet and jewellery and then shot. Meikle's daughter was also robbed, but she was unharmed.

SELFLESS IN SERVICE

The long-standing owner of Meikle's Block Factory, located on Spur Tree Road in the parish is described by his colleagues as a man who was selfless in service.

"I am totally devastated and hurt by the whole trauma that comes with this experience. He was a business partner and a friend who had a quiet demeanour, good work ethic and one who has respected by all," expressed colleague and Justice of the Peace, Trevor Heaven.

The police are currently probing the murder, but they say robbery might not be the only motive for the killing.

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