Police in pursuit of man suspected of burning grandniece to death
Police in St Mary are currently in pursuit of 49-year-old Clive Barrett who is wanted in connection with the death of his grandniece 22-month-old Eshauna Graham.
The infant died last night after suffering severe burns at Barrett’s home in the district of Dean Pen.
According to police reports, shortly after 2 p.m. today, residents in the nearby district of Highgate attempted to apprehend Barrett who has been on the run since last night.
Barrett allegedly chopped and injured at least one resident before fleeing the scene and is currently being pursued by local police.
Superintendent Dean Johnson, commanding officer of the police in St Mary, said: Barrett is wanted for questioning as he can assist in clarifying how Graham died.
Superintendent Johnson told The Gleaner that “at 11:10 p.m. on 30 October 2013, Eshauna Graham aged 22 months of Dean Pen in St Mary was pronounced dead at Port Maria Hospital from multiple burns and other injuries [sustained] while at the home of her granduncle.
Johnson said “The police at Highgate received reports that a child was crying out and was being scalded by her granduncle.
“The police responded and saw Graham with a man who claimed the child had fallen into a fire.
“The child and mother were both taken to Port Maria Hospital where Graham was treated, but later succumbed to her injuries.
“Checks made by medical personnel revealed there were more injuries than her granduncle accounted for. The police returned to the home of the granduncle who could not be contacted.”
Clive Barrett is of fair complexion, slim build, 6' tall and clean-shaven with grey hair.
Anyone knowing the location of Clive Barrett are asked to contact the police.
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