After more than one month of searching, Shanice Jemmott, 15, has at last been found.
Chief of Police Cyril Carrette broke the much anticipated news during a calypso program on DBS Radio Monday evening.
Carrette disclosed that police first found Webster Edmund, the man who reportedly captured Jemmott, in the Hillsborough Estate area in St. Joseph. Edmund then led police to the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School student who was underneath a tarpaulin in the Hillsborough area with the “same school skirt as when she went missing”, Carrette added.
Both Jemmott and Edmund were in the hands of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after police captured them. Edmund was captured just after 8 p.m. Monday.
Police had been heavily criticized for not doing enough to locate Jemmott and the man thought to be holding her captive, but police could not disclose all the information they had because the work of police is very sensitive, according to Carrette.
“We just couldn’t go on the radio to tell persons what we were doing because I think police work is very sensitive work and really our work it has paid off tonight,” he said.
He continued, “We knew what we were looking for and we knew the information that we had and it was just a matter of time.”
Carrette also stated that Jemmott and Edmund never left the area where they were found, contrary to several other reports that the pair were out of state.
“They were found under some tarpaulin in the Hillsborough area, they never left the area,” he said.
Police also recovered ammunition underneath the tarpaulin where Jemmott was found.