A C.O. Williams Construction road crew made the grim discovery this morning of a badly decomposed body atop a well along the Cummins section of the ABC Highway near Hinds Hill, St Michael.
The workers, who were de-bushing the area at time, first came across a foul odour before finding the skeletal remains. The visibly shaken crew described the experience as shocking.
Police, responding to the call at 9.30, are continuing investigations into the discovery.
The sex of the deceased is still unknown and Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Michael Blackman said it would be some time before an identity of the body or cause of death could be determined.
“There is nothing I can add at this time. I have to wait until forensics completes its investigation,” he explained.