A foul and pungent smell led neighbours in Belvedere, Red Hills to the gruesome discovery of an extremely decomposed, naked and headless body of a child believed to be Ananda Dean, the 11 year old who has been missing for about two weeks. Last seen on September 17 getting on a bus on the way to Half-Way-Tree from school, the Swallowfied All-Age School seventh grader was not positively identified and police say DNA tests will determine her identity.
As firefighters moved the body from overgrown bushes by a steep precipice along Cypress Drive, residents gathered and howls were heard when the heavily decomposed body appeared. Both the missing child's aunt and mother had trouble handling the news that this body could possibly be Ananda and they reportedly fainted.
What neighbours first thought could be a dead animal ended up being the body. Police say it may have been thrown from the precipice into the bushes where it was concealed. A pathologists was called to perform a post mortem of the body that appeared to have been raped; although the sexual abuse has not been confirmed by police yet.
The face of the missing Whitehall Avenue, Kingston resident had been splashed all over on fliers since she was last seen, resulting in many community members being in suspense while keeping an eye out.
It took firefighters three hours to remove the body and head that had become a skull.
Also found on the scene were other items like: a black size two school shoes and a navy blue uniform, that look similar to Ananda's school gear