The body of seven year old Delano Greenwood was discovered in bushes yesterday in the quiet community of Scarlett Hall in St Ann. His father and another relative stumbled upon the body when they went to search for him. Delano's throat was slashed.
According to reports, a 13 year old boy has been taken into custody in relation to the incident. It is believed that he was playing with Delano shortly before the murder took place. Delano's father, Trevor Greenwood said he was devastated at what had taken place.
Counselors from the Ministry of Education visited the Hoolebury Primary School which Delano attended. They conducted sessions with two sisters of the alleged assailant and also with Delano's father.
Guidance counsellor at the school Celia Chunnu said a seedling will be planted in the school's peace garden in honour of Delano. A candle lighting will also take place during the school's general devotion tomorrow morning.