Matelot village mourns death of Exemplar youth

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:45

The quiet and peaceful fishing village of Matelot is plunged into mourning following the murder of an exemplar youth, 21-year-old Odion Graham.

According to a police report, at about 11.30 pm on Monday villagers heard several gunshots in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Road Matelot.

A party of officers were called to the scene where they found Graham dead on the roadway. He was shot several times to the head and back.

Graham lived at the corner Santa Cruz Road and Samuel Street.

Graham was the founder of the Matelot Village Facebook page where he along with others highlighted the beauty of the village. The page also featured the many community activities and projects geared towards keeping villagers in a positive mood. The last recent big event was a walk to bring awareness to breast cancer last month.

Lost for words and in shock a post was posted on the village's Facebook page. It read: "It's with a heavy heart that we say RIP to Odion. He was the founder of this Matelot Page. He was brutally murdered last night in the village. His smile said it all!"

An autopsy is expected to be conducted at the Forensic Science Centre in St James on Tuesday.

Anyone who may have information are asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 800 TIPS or 482 GARY.

Investigations are continuing.

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

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