Infant found in bag suspected to be missing boy
OCHO RIOS- The Ocho Rios police are now awaiting DNA results to confirm if a baby boy found in a travelling bag in the Bonham Spring community of
St Ann, Wednesday night, is the six-week-old child who was kidnapped from his home in Beecher Town on Monday night.
According to the police, family members have identified him as the missing baby, but they have to follow due process. The infant went missing the same night the body of his grandmother, retired postmistress Nathlee Hamilton, was found at the home with multiple stab wounds.
The baby was reportedly found at about 11:30 p.m. in a bag near a bar in the Bonham Spring community, near Exchange, Ocho Rios.
Derrick Balford, one of three people who found the child, said he and his cousins were at home when they heard a dog barking.
“Mi and mi cousin dem sit on di step and wi hear di dog barking. So mi cousin go a di shop side and look, but he did not see anybody,” he explained.
However, when the dog continued barking, he said his cousin became more curious and walked to the area where the dog was and saw a suspicious ‘travelling’ bag. He alerted others to the site.
“Wi si something moving in di bag; so when wi go and look in di bag it was a brown pretty, pretty, baby boy,” he said.
He said he and his cousins contacted the police as they secured a hat and blanket from another family member who has a young child to keep the baby warm until the lawmen arrived. They said they had no idea that it was the missing baby they had heard about on the news.
Balford said the discovery has left him angry.
“Mi heart grieve mi fi know seh somebody could a really do this; lef’ a young baby in a bag where rain just fall fi the whole day,” Balford stated.
“I felt very bad. It’s the first I am experiencing something like this,” added Danielle Davis, one
of his cousins.
“We are glad we found the baby at the right time,” she added.
Meanwhile, people in the community told the Jamaica Observer that there are at least two entrances to the area that the person who left the baby could have used. (Jamaica Observer)