Police have confirmed the identity of a body removed from a shallow grave in a canefield at Bayfield, St Philip yesterday.
Dead is 42-year-old Michael Mapp of Blades Hill in the same parish. Police say the victim was reported missing on Monday but had not been seen since May 18.
It was around 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday when family members, who went in search of Mapp, discovered the grave and summoned police. The body was found in a state of decomposition.
An autopsy is to be performed to determine the cause of death.
In the meantime, lawmen are investigating the discovery of 893 cannabis plants, the tallest being two feet, which were seized, along with 961 seedlings, in the same bushy area where Mapp’s body was found.