Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers, head of Area One Headquarters
Investigators are reportedly looking at two possible motives as they probe the killing of a nine-year-old autistic boy following a carjacking on Thursday in Estuary, St. James.
The child's body, which had the throat slashed, was found in the vehicle which was abandoned in Fairfield Estate.
When Radio Jamaica News contacted Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers, head of Area One Headquarters, he said he would "not comment at this time" to allow investigators the scope to assess the motives and determine what "will guide the direction that they go".
It's reported that shortly after 9:00 a.m., the boy, who has been identified as Gabriel King, was travelling in a sports utility vehicle which was being driven by his mother on the Oak Hill main road.
The woman slowed down to navigate a pothole when the vehicle was ambushed by gunmen.
It's reported that one of the men hit the woman in the face, dragged her from the vehicle, and drove off with her son.
A search was carried out and the boy's body was found in the abandoned vehicle on Fairfield Avenue.