Police deny refusing help in double murder case


January 27, 2018

The Police High Command is refuting claims made in sections of the media that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has refused assistance from international law enforcement agencies to investigate the killing of Melbourne and Etta Flake in Retreat, St Thomas on January 9.

The Police High Command states that at no time has the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or Interpol approached local law enforcers to assist with the investigation.

The JCF constantly works with international partners, and has collaborated on several matters with various agencies over the years.

The High Command is further stating that the JCF and the RCMP liaison officer, who is attached to the Canadian High Commission, have an open and professional working relationship and that Jamaica is an active member of Interpol with an established local office.

The investigation into the Flakes' killing is actively progressing and if the need arises, the JCF will not hesitate to request the input of international law enforcement agencies.

The High Command wishes to reassure the family members, friends and associates of the deceased that the police are unrelenting in their investigation of the killing and are committed to carrying out a thorough and professional investigation.

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