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Police name dead teenager

Police today named Jahmeiko Perkins as the teenager whose lifeless body was found in a ditch on Parsons Lane.

An investigation into the 19-year-old Schools Drive, Devonshire resident 's death is ongoing, with police eager to speak with anyone who may have seen him on Friday or early Saturday morning.

Mr Perkins' body was found in a wooded area on Parsons Lane, in a 10ft ditch. The body was said to be “extensively injured” and a bike was found nearby.

Police said foul play had not been ruled out and the death was being treated as suspicious.

A woman made the grim discovery about 150 metres west of Pure Water as she cycled along the road. She called the police and an on-call physician certified the death at about 10.30am.

Up to ten plain-clothed officers, including Detective Chief Inspector Nick Pedro, who heads up the Serious Crime Unit, could be seen combing the road and nearby trees for clues.

A section of the road near its junction with Orange Valley Road remained cordoned off with many motorists wanting to buy water being turned away.

The man was identified on the scene by his tearful grandfather and girlfriend. Then at about midday the body was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for an autopsy.

The man's body was found next to a tree with a red wooden cross on it which marks the spot of a previous fatal road accident. It's a quiet, wooded area with only a couple of houses nearby.

Nearby residents told The Royal Gazette they were home all evening but did not hear or see anything suspicious. One woman, who did not want to be named, said: “What is happening to Bermuda? It's awful to think this has happened right on the doorstep.”

Police would not comment further on the extent of the man's injuries or how long they think the body had been there.

A Police spokesman said: “Investigations into this death have commenced, which at the moment is being treated as suspicious. An autopsy will be conducted in the near future which will assist with the exact cause of death.”

Police are investigating after 19-year-old Jahmeiko Perkins was found dead on Parsons Lane yesterday morning.

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Published August 06, 2011 at 12:00 pm (Updated August 06, 2011 at 12:39 pm)

Police name dead teenager

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