District Constable Murdered, Husband Named Person Of Interest

The Commissioner of Police has condemned the brutal murder of District Constable Mellissa Edwards- Whyte, who was assigned to Crime Stop.

Woman District Constable Mellissa Edwards- Whyte was chopped and killed during a domestic dispute at her home in Patrick City, St Andrew, about 9:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 29.

Reports are that the policewoman was at home on Farnbrook Avenue with family members when an argument developed. A member of the family reportedly went into a rage and used a machete to inflict several wounds to her body.

She was pronounced dead at hospital.

Meantime police have named husband of the DC as a person of interest. He is 53-year-old Barrington Whyte, otherwise called ‘Barry’ and ‘Drop’, of Farmbrook Avenue, Kingston 20 and Santa Hill district in  Spaulding, Manchester.

They are asking him to turn himself into the Hunts Bay Police by 6:00 p.m., today.

In addition, anyone who may be able to help the Police to locate Whyte is being asked to contact investigators at 923-7111, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station. Persons can also share information with the Police via the Stay Alert App, or Crime Stop at 311.

A police release this morning (Sunday) quoted Police Commissioner, Major Antony Anderson as saying: “It is unfortunate that domestic violence has robbed us of another promising talent, Woman District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte was met with such cruelty and callousness and no effort will be spared in bringing closure to this matter.”

The Chaplaincy and Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) have been instructed to provide all the necessary support to colleagues and friends of Woman District Constable Edwards-Whyte.


Franklin McKnight

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