Suspect Held in Investigation into Couple's Murder in Portland

June 25, 2018 – The Police High Command has expressed regret at the recent killing of two retirees in Portland and is giving their commitment that the top level investigation will continue with alacrity and the highest level of professionalism.

They are further stating that one man has been taken into custody as the detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch Headquarters (CIB HQ) and the Major Investigation Division intensify the investigation into the death of the retired couple at their home in Portland on the weekend.

The man, who is considered a person of interest in the matter, was picked up on Saturday afternoon at a business establishment in Kingston.

Seventy-five-year-old Halford Anderson otherwise called ‘Charlie’ and his wife, 71-year-old Florence Anderson, otherwise called ‘Gayle’, both of Mount Pleasant district, Hope Bay in Portland and Manchester, England were found dead at their home about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Police are appealing to anyone with information that can assist with the investigation to contact the Major Investigation Division at 876-967-2353, CIB HQ 876-929-9265, Police 119 emergency number or Crime Stop at 311. Persons may also give information by using the Stay Alert App.

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