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Police probe murder/suicide case

by staff writer 

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 10, CMC – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it has activated its  Chaplaincy Unit to provide grief counselling after a police constable is alleged to have killed an elderly woman and then committed suicide.

The JCF statement said that the Community Safety and Security Branch has also been directed to offer support.to persons affected by the incident at the Islington Police Station in St. Mary, north-east of here.

Police said that Constable Toyan Ormsby, 25, and  62-year-old Dawnett Maxwel, ,died from gunshot wounds in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide.

Media reports said that Maxwell had gone to the police station on Sunday to visit a prisoner and following the visit, she and Ormbsy, who was on cell duty at the time, were seen in conversation outside the building.

Gunshot were later heard and police officers who responded found the couple with bullet wounds.

The police said that the officer shot Maxwell before turning the gun on himself.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 10, CMC – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it has activated its  Chaplaincy Unit to provide grief counselling after a police constable is alleged to have killed an elderly woman and then committed suicide.

The JCF statement said that the Community Safety and Security Branch has also been directed to offer support.to persons affected by the incident at the Islington Police Station in St. Mary, north-east of here.

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Police said that Constable Toyan Ormsby, 25, and  62-year-old Dawnett Maxwel, ,died from gunshot wounds in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide.

Media reports said that Maxwell had gone to the police station on Sunday to visit a prisoner and following the visit, she and Ormbsy, who was on cell duty at the time, were seen in conversation outside the building.

Gunshot were later heard and police officers who responded found the couple with bullet wounds.

The police said that the officer shot Maxwell before turning the gun on himself.