Two Arrested in Connection with Retired Couple’s Murder

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that two men have been taken into custody in relation to fraud following the cloning and use of credit card belonging to two British retirees, who were murdered in Mount Pleasant, Portland.

Halford Anderson, 75, otherwise called ‘Charlie’ and his wife, 71-year-old Florence Anderson, otherwise called ‘Gayle’, both of Mount Pleasant district, Hope Bay in Portland were found dead at their home about 1:30 pm on Friday.

The couple had returned from Manchester, England.

Reports are that residents discovered Harold Anderson’s body near Mount Pleasant Primary School under a tree, while his wife was found in their fire-bombed home with gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Superintendent Duane Wellington in a press briefing on the murder said “one of the couple’s overseas credit cards has been cloned and was used to purchase a number of items and this is a case where fraud has been committed.

“Two males, who are persons of interest, are now in police custody and will be questioned as we continue to carry out investigations. We are also appealing to persons locally and overseas if they have any information to disclose same to the police as we seek to bring an early closure to this murder”.

Police said one of the men was picked up on Saturday afternoon at a business establishment in Kingston.

The lawmen, in a release today, expressed regret at the brutal killing of the couple and gave their commitment “that the top level investigation will continue with alacrity and the highest level of professionalism”.

The police are appealing to anyone with information that can assist in the investigation to contact the Major Investigation Division at 876-967-2353, CIB HQ 876-929-9265, police 119 emergency number

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