STEWART CASTLE, Trelawny — Blood-curdling screams reverberated throughout an isolated section of this community after a member of a search party discovered the body of a 13-year-old girl who went missing after leaving home for school on Monday morning.
The body of Aliesha Brown, affectionately called ‘Miss Chin’, was found clad in her maroon and white Muschett High School uniform, covered with a black motorcar bumper in bushes near the ruins of the Stewart Castle Great House.
The grade eight student, left her home in Refuge district in the parish, early Monday morning to be on time for the morning shift at her school in Wakefield about 14 miles away.
But she did not arrive. When the teen did not return home at the usual time, her mother became worried and made contact with the school but was told her daughter had been absent from classes for the day.
A large search party, consisting of relatives and members of the community, unsuccessfully scoured the bushy areas of the community late into Monday night.
Their fears intensified after the search throughout the entire Tuesday also ended in futility.
But, yesterday their worst fears were realised after they launched out of their community and headed for Stewart Castle, which is separated by the Duncans to Falmouth main road.
A member of the search party Anthony Loney said early yesterday afternoon after searching through the remains of an old great house, some of the searchers decided to rest, but he ventured further along the isolated road and was alerted by the buzzing of flies.
Upon closer inspection the body of the teenaged student, whose face appeared to be bashed in, was found partially covered by a car bumper.
“Ah from morning we a search, everybody come together and say them ago come a Stewart Castle to search. Five of us came here and searched the big house and we never find her so them say them a go rest and me say alright me a go walk and by the time me walk go over there I saw the black container and when I peeped over I saw a lot of flies so I had to run,” Loney told the Jamaica Observer.
Shortly after, several mourning onlookers gathered along the dirt road in the rustic Stewart Castle community, near where the body was found.
Aliesha’s distraught, weeping mother, Stacy Douglas, could not contain her grief and had to be consoled by relatives.
“Mek me go look! Me want see me pickney!” she wailed.
Other women fell to the ground and wept uncontrollably as several teary-eyed males tried to console them.
“What this world a come to?” an elderly woman who was a picture of grief questioned.
“Why would someone want to kill Miss Chin?”
Brown was described as a shy and polite girl “who did not give her mother any trouble”.
“A no nuh pickney who come home late or give her mother trouble. Miss Chin is a good, good little girl. No problem with her. When me go up her mother go visit her me never hear her mother complain say she no dis or she dat or anything at all. A good girl me know her as,” Tracey-Ann Eldemire told the Observer.
It was deja-vu for the Refuge community. Last year the decomposing body of 16-year-old Holland High grade 11 student Abigail Robb was found in a cane field, five days after she was abducted from her Refuge home by two gunmen.
Up to late last evening senior detectives who were early on the scene were still probing Brown’s murder.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has expressed shock and sadness at the tragic death of the teen.
The ministry, in a release issued yesterday, said the school’s principal and guidance counselling team visited with the bereaved family to offer emotional support, and will extend this service to affected members of the Muschett High School family.
Commenting on the student’s death, Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites said it was a “ghastly act” and called on members of the public to assist the police in bringing the perpetrators to justice


  1. Larks Met, mi can’t tek it nuh mo. I wish that the school had contacted the mom when she did not turn up to class, maybe that would have saved her life. Mi nuh have no more words, di pickney dem can’t walk in peace a Jamaica. Nobody save from dese evil, heartless creatures. Dem man yah need some backabush justice, no need fi carry dem in fi guh eat and live off ah di same people dem tek weh sumuch from. Bwoii God figive me Jah, but all lakka mi now if a did fimi pickney dis and me ketch dat summaddy, dah animal deh ah a get buried aftah some good ole beating, wid only him head leff out innah ants nests..jah know star, dis deh get from bad to wuss now, is like one week can’t pass and summn like this nuh carry out dun deh..a weh dem new breed a animal a come from?

      1. mi fren did a tell mi seh how di police dem seh from trelawney to westmoreland have some different crime ..like dem a practise sitten

  2. I’m in tears y are these things becoming a regular but my suspicions is that they are linked because this seem almost serial to me oh boy smh so sad rest sweet child may you find rest in The Lord

  3. So she had bumper marks? suh all when dem do all wah dem decide fi do to har, dem drive over her body to? This is beyond evil, there is no words in the human vocabulary to describe what happen to this child. I do not know what comfort her family and loved ones can ever receive, I can’t think of anything on this earth that can comfort that mother. Nobody deserves to meet this end, and no parent deserves to feel such ache.

  4. Met is such a wicked cruel & brutal act if u ever see the actual picture of the decompose body it’s devasting & heart wrenching she even look like they even rape her cause her uniform was up her tummy was bloated & she had no knickers on very sad & disturbing image I can’t image what her mom is going through right now only god he knows but oh be unto that criminal cause them could a never fear god and carry out such a gruesome act SIP little one god not sleeping

  5. Animals will die protecting their young, While in recent years in Jamaica, many cold – blooded murderers are killing our little children. Shameful.

  6. Tragic !
    Rest in PEACE angel… I see the glow of glory in your eyes, that the wicked people DIMMED forever.
    The ONLY thing ” evil” going on in Trewlany and NUFF part of Jamaica, is the UNREGISTERED SEXUAL PREDATORS AND PEDOPHILES living on the island, UNDETECTED.
    Sexual predators come in the form of smiles and charms and often people we KNOW or have come into some daily contact with.
    – They often watch their victim for a while, then attack. It is also possible it could have been a random crime, but considering a child was murdered a year earlier… I doubt it.
    – thousands of deportees with sexual offenses NEED to be added to a data system of crimiminals so they could be monitored.
    THOUSANDS of TOURISTS come into the island DAILY in search of sexual pleasures which include young boys, girls and children. NO one monitors them or their past sexual offenses.
    – SO WHAT d ” beautiful in looks so I got d job” Ms.Hanna doing about these deaths and protecting the children of Jamaica ?

  7. Rip to this child, may god’s grace be with her family. Did they catch the killer of the other young lady. If not there is a serial killer on the loose dung deh. I hope the police find this monster before him takeanother life.

  8. this melted my heart in so many ways, these animals who did such act will suffer until they day they die. their whole generation will suffer

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