Superintendent Sharon Beeput, head of the Hanover police
Investigators are awaiting the results of DNA tests to determine if skeletal remains found this week in an underground cave in Phoenix Town, Hanover are those of three men who were reportedly ambushed by gunmen.
The gruesome discovery was made by the police and firefighters as they searched for the men on Tuesday.
Superintendent Sharon Beeput, head of the Hanover Police, told Radio Jamaica News that the remains were partially burnt and decomposing.
It was reported that on April 22, four men travelled to Green Island, Hanover to purchase motorcycles.
However, they came under gunfire.
One of the men escaped and turned up at hospital with bullet wounds.
He later recounted details of the incident to the police.
The missing men are Juvane Anderson, otherwise called 'Indian', Chescott Douglas, also known as 'Chris' and Sean Russell - all from Lucea in Hanover.