Autopsies show US missionaries shot, chopped to death

Randy Hentzel (left) and Harold Nichols

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say that the results of the autopsies done to determine the cause of death of the two United States missionaries, who were killed in Boscobel, St Mary on the weekend, have been completed.

Police reported that 48-year-old Randy Hentzel and 53-year-old Harold Nichols rented motorcycles in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and went on a trail on Saturday. Residents later stumbled upon Hentzel’s body after 12:00 pm, face down with the hands bound. Nichols’ body was found sometime after 2:00 pm on Sunday with his head bashed in.

A news release from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said Hentzel died of a gunshot wound while Nichols’ body had a gunshot and chop wounds.

The news release also said detectives are currently attending a case conference at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Branch to assess evidence gathered so far in the investigation into both murders.

The police say further updates will be provided as soon as information becomes available.


    1. I can’t wait to hear more myself; the probability high. Both St. Thomas and St. Mary land lock with St. Andrew which was the last place they were pursued from, if anything him trying to get to the coastline towns. St. Catherine would trap him in if he go that way and enough killer de de fi out him.

  1. Shot and chopped? this was personal. They either knew or saw something they werent supposed to.

  2. Praying for their souls and condolences to their loved ones. I’m also praying for Jamaica because this negativity was not needed. Not saying a missionary is any better than a regular tourist or natives themselves however, it’s something about violating people who are trying to HELP that just makes it so unsettling.

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