The decomposing body that was found in the mountainous areas of Wingfield Road, Old road last Sunday has been identified as missing 21-year-old Priston Flemming of Newton Ground.

Fleming was reported missing to the Police after he was last seen by a family member on February 27, 2018 at about 9 p.m. in the Old Road Area.

His partially decomposed body was found among the trees on the side of a steep ghaut.

A post mortem was done on his body by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Valery Alexandrov who concluded that Flemming died as a result of Homicidal Ligature Strangulation. His is the ninth murder in the Federation so far this year.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing. Persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit by dialing 467-1887 or 467-1888, 662-3462.