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St Elizabeth farmer killed in Manchester

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A 53-year-old farmer was yesterday found dead in Manchester.

He has been identified as Delroy Gordon, otherwise called “Prick”, from the community of Tryall in southern St Elizabeth.

Police said yesterday that one man has since been held in relation to the death of the farmer and will be placed on identification parade.

It was reported that about 7:40 am, Gordon’s van was seen crashed into a light post in Spice Grove, near Fairfield, Manchester, by a passer-by.

On closer inspection, his body appeared to stab wounds and his throat seemed slashed.

People close to the deceased said that he left Tryall early yesterday to purchase carrots in Manchester.

In addition to doing his own farming, Gordon reportedly purchased produce from different farmers to take to the Linstead Market in St Catherine.

A person close to his family told the Observer that he was a hard-working man and had been making his living from farming for many years.

Gordon is believed to have had a large sum of money in his possession, based on the quantity of carrots he intended to purchase, a source said.

Police believe the motive for his killing may have been robbery.

— Alicia Sutherland