Teen murdered after going to buy food
The Arnett Gardens community is in mourning following the brutal murder of a teenage girl.
The body of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis, otherwise called ‘Princess’, a student of Kingston Technical High School, was found yesterday morning after she went missing on Thursday night.
Yetanya had left home to purchase food at a nearby cookshop and did not return.
Her burnt body was found yesterday morning in a section of the community, known as 12th Street, behind a church.
It is also believed that she may have been sexually assaulted.
Yetanya’s mother, Latoya Riley, said she was awakened by a vision of her daughter on Thursday night and then noticed the smell of something burning. But she had no idea it was her daughter.
“Me never know this would come at my foot. I see them things here on Facebook and news. I never knew this would come at my foot,” cried Riley. “Them rape her and burnt her like a dog. But father God. You see and know. You are going to answer my prayer.”
Describing the gruesome find as horrific, a resident stated that her killers are heartless beings.
“Bwoy dis really rough … she was such a beautiful likkle girl. Mankind really wicked eno. The man dem not even fraid a God because dem dump her at the back of a church ground. Me feel it to me bone,” he said.
Another concerned resident stated that the child’s life could have been saved if some of the community members had responded to her cries for help.
“People say dem hear har a scream for rape and murder last night when dem in dem house. Me no sure why nobody never try investigate or even call the police but see them find her this morning (yesterday). Jeezas, we have to be our brother’s keeper. Not because your pickney inside you turn deaf ears to other people,” she said.