Cops say ... MURDER WEAPON FOUND IN TOILET
Bloody clothing and a machete which the police believe to be the weapon that was used to murder three-year-old Nevalesia Campbell in Orange Hill, St Ann, were fished from a pit toilet yesterday.
The toilet is said to be that of 19-year-old Alexus ‘Dal Dal’ Newland, a neighbour who the police had named as a person of interest in the matter.
Superintendent Gary Francis, acting head of the St Ann police, told THE STAR that Newland is now in police custody.
The senior cop said Newland was found in Alexandria, a community located about 25 kilometres from the crime scene.
Francis said the police have not yet established a motive for the killing, but noted that they will be questioning Newland in relation to the matter today.
The child’s mother and stepfather have also been taken into custody for suspected breaches of the Child Care and Protection Act, as they were alleged to be at a party when the child was chopped to death.
Nevalesia’s body was later found in a gully in Orange Hill with several chop wounds.