HOPEWELL, Hanover January 6, 2017 - As the blood-letting in western Jamaica continues, the Hanover police are investigating the execution style killing of a common-law couple on Camp Road in Hopewell, Hanover.
They have been identified as 48 year old Annette Smith and 54 year old Weston Garvey, both of Hopewell.
The police report that shortly after 9:00 pm on Friday, residents heard explosions.
Early this morning they realized that the couple's business place in the community was still closed
They went to their house and found the bodies in the living room.
Hanover has now recorded four murders since the start of 2018.
On Wednesday, 49-year-old Robert Crooks, a chef of Haddington, in the parish was stabbed to death by unknown assailants in his community.
Reports are that the now deceased was discovered at his home about 11:00 pm by a relative with stab wounds to the upper body.
The police were summoned, the scene processed and the body removed to the morgue.
The Hanover Police Division recorded its second murder since the start of the year Friday morning, following the shooting death of 27-year-old Keno Ottey, a labourer of Zion district, Hopewell. .
Reports are that around 12:10 a.m., the police were summoned to Bamboo Drive in Hopewell, where loud explosions had been heard.
Upon their arrival, the police found the bullet-riddled body of Ottey lying on its back along the roadway.
The body was removed to the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, where Ottey was pronounced dead.
Investigators removed several 9mm spent shells from the scene.
No motive has so far been established for the killing.