Activists condemn murder of 14-y-o Raven Wilson whose body was found in garbage bag

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crime-scene-tape-gloves.jpgChild rights and advocacy organisation Hear The Children's Cry is calling for more to be done to protect the nation's children from criminals and to prosecute offenders. The organisation, in a statement Monday morning, condemned the murder of 14-year-old Raven Wilson whose body was found in St Ann's Bay, St Ann on Sunday. She was reported missing on Friday after she did not return home from school.

Her death followed the killings of Shanoya Wray and Yetanya Francis, both 14, in the Corporate Area last month.

"We have not even gone ten months of the year and nearly 40 children have already been murdered during 2018. That is double the usual gruesome annual statistic," charged the organisation's founder Betty Ann Blaine.

"The truth is, children in Jamaica are at terrible peril and are at the mercy of vicious criminals on a daily basis. They are not safe in their homes, they are not safe at school, they are in danger in their communities and on the roads, they are at horrible risk on public transportation, not to mention being vulnerable targets of paedophiles when they are online," Blaine continued.

She repeated her call for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to convene a Emergency Child Summit to devise a plan to protect the nation's children.