The police last night called off the search for a man who was believed to have dramatically jumped into a sinkhole after allegedly chopping to death his eight-month-old baby and injuring the child’s mother.
Superintendent David Whyte, commanding officer for Manchester, told The Gleaner last night that the Jamaica Defence Force and the Jamaica Fire Brigade had been mobilised to attempt to recover the man’s body from the sinkhole.
However, Whyte said investigators now believe that the sinkhole escape theory might have been a “ploy” to throw off the police.
The baby boy has been identified as Roshane McPherson.
The report from the Manchester police is that the quiet, upscale suburb of McKinley Road in Mandeville was jolted at 6:30 yesterday morning by the bloodcurdling screams of a woman who was embroiled in a domestic dispute with her common-law husband.