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December 27, 2012
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Two men held in connection with JDF's recruit murder

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

The St Catherine North police say two men have been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a Jamaica Defence Force recruit.

Dead is Leashawn Whyte, 18, of Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The Star was informed that the two men said to be members of a Spanish Town criminal gang were taken into custody on Tuesday.

Police reports are that Whyte's body was recovered on Tuesday from a make-shift grave after he went missing for a week.

It was revealed that the police were alerted to an area of New Nursery near the Jamaica Urban Transit Company depot.

It was removed for a post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death.

The Star was informed that the deceased went into the community to visit a female friend.

It's theorised that he was attacked, killed and his body buried.

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