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Farmers feeling uneasy over recent unsolved murders in Woods Mountain


There is an uneasy feeling among farmers who illegally cultivate marijuana in Woods Mountain, Campden Park.

The unease comes because police are yet to charge anyone with the February 28 double murder of Lowmans Leeward farmers, Jomo “Boly” Williams, 32, and Kevin “Red Man” Warren, 36.{{more}}

When SEARCHLIGHT visited the community on Wednesday, relatives of the deceased men said that so far, police have been unable to charge anyone for the murders, although there is some chatter about what took place. It was also revealed that up to the evening after the men were killed, Williams’ phone was still being used.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a relative said that the day the men were killed, one woman observed a group of about 12 men making their way out of the mountain, while a man said he saw what appears to be the same group of men, but he put the number at 13.

“They saying the men walk some road that lead to Largo Height. They drop weed all thing. Is like the group of them come because they heard the men had plenty weed,” said the still saddened relative.

The family member is of the opinion that the men who killed Williams and Warren are cold-blooded murderers and while they are on the loose, no one is safe, because if the perpetrators are brave enough to go into a marijuana field and kill two men, nothing will stop them from going into the home of an innocent person and doing the same thing in the pursuit of easy money.

An autopsy showed that Williams died from a single gunshot wound to the head, while Warren succumbed to multiple bullets.

A farmer, also speaking under condition of anonymity, his words supported by a few colleagues, said that they are now even more aware when spending time in the marijuana plantations that can be found on the mountain side.

The farmer said that they are convinced that what happened to Williams and Warren can happen to anyone else, so they are being vigilant, so as not to succumb to the same fate, if the bandits choose to return.

“We not really frighten, but we just being more careful and watchful,” said the marijuana planter, who added that while persons have been hurt and killed in the area for different reasons in the past, the most recent murder was a surprise to the community and other farmers, as usually, thieves looking to steal marijuana would take the chance when the field is void of planters.

Williams and Warren were buried last week Thursday at the Lowmans Leeward cemetery and Commissioner of Police Michael Charles said on Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing.(LC)