Thursday, February 11, 2016
FAMILY members of an elderly Manchester couple found dead on Monday were yesterday still trying to come to grips with the vicious attack.
Lansil Gregory, 71, and his 74-year-old wife, Corita — who returned to Jamaica from the United States — were chopped to death at their home in the rural community of Edinburgh.
A relative of the family, Alwyn Gregory, told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that he believes that robbery was not the only motive when the couple’s lives were snuffed out.
He explained that suspicions were raised when calls to the home late Sunday went unanswered. Following reports to the police, Gregory said he visited the couple’s home where he saw droplets of blood on the verandah.
With support from the police and neighbours, they gained entry to the house by cutting a grille and both bodies were found — each lying in a pool of blood — the relative said.
The couple’s burgundy Toyota Camry motor car, items of clothing and other valuables were also missing, but Gregory Stiel surmised that robbery was not the only motive for the attack.
“They (the attackers) definitely came to kill them (the victims),” he said.
He explained that the two operated a few businesses and were charitable people.
— Keleshia Powell