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November 23, 2012
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MIT makes breakthrough in murder case

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

The St Catherine Major Investigation Task Force said they have made a a breakthrough in the murder of a St Catherine Justice of the peace.

Allan Whyte, 63-year-old businessman of Job Lane, Spanish Town, St Catherine, was shot last Saturday by men who attempted to rob his establishment. He later died in hospital.

THE weekend STAR was informed that a man who resides in a neighbouring community was picked up by the detectives yesterday. It was revealed that another man is being sought for questioning in connection with the JP's death.

Meanwhile, the area remained tense. When THE weekend STAR went into the community, pieces of black cloth were seen hanging at several points as residents expressed sadness at Whyte's untimely death.

On Saturday, Whyte who operated a flower shop near the Spanish Town Examination depot, reportedly locked up his business place.

He was reportedly pounced upon by criminals who reportedly shot him and robbed him.

Whyte was subsequently taken to hospital,where he was admitted in serious condition. He subsequently died.

Seventeen-year-old Keisha Rodney of Mannings Hill Road, Kingston 8 has been missing since Monday, November 19.

She is of dark complexion, medium build and about 187 centimetres or six feet two inches tall.

Contact the Constant Spring Police at 924-1421, police 119 or Hear the Children's Cry at 929-0431, 822-0483, 294-8123, 294-8214 or 294-8125.

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