BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter email@example.com Thursday, June 08, 2017
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The police yesterday afternoon removed the partially decomposed body of 24-year-old Shantel Dyer from a tomb which they demolished inside the house in which she lived here.But her three-year-old daughter, Orlandi Miller, is still missing.
The police say they will be seeking the help of their international partners to extradite Dyer's spouse, whom she lived with, but who left the island on April 27.
Family members of 24-year-old Shantel
Dyer are distraught after receiving
confirmation that her body was found
in a tomb inside her house in
Negril yesterday. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)
The mother and her infant daughter went missing about two months ago.
According to Keith, Dyer's distraught uncle, family members heard from the 24-year-old for the last time on her birthday, April 3.
He said that on Monday his sister — Dyer's mother Carline Bailey who lives in Kingston — was informed by a caller from New York that her daughter and granddaughter were dead.She rushed to Westmoreland where she reported the matter to the police who accompanied her to the house where they discovered the tomb in one of the rooms.
Yesterday, the police demolished the tomb and found the body.
|People gather around someone who |
apparently collapsed after learning
that the body found inside a tomb
in 24-year old Shantel Dyer’s house
yesterday was hers. (Photos: Philp Lemonte)
She cried uncontrollably and had to receive medical attention from an ambulance crew summoned to the scene.
Several family members and other residents who camped out for hours behind the police crime scene tape were overcome with emotion after the gruesome discovery was made.
“My mind messed up. Mi speechless; this is like a movie,” a woman was overheard saying.
“This is history in Jamaica... This is history to the highest level,” one man said.
The police are expected to resume the search for the infant today. more