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Cops to excavate Tivoli burial stes

marciadottin, marciadottin@nationnews.com

Added 27 June 2010

KINGSTON – The police will begin excavating several suspected burial sites in Tivoli Gardens today that were detected by two sniffer dogs brought in from the United States last Wednesday. Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green declined to say how many sites had been detected, but said the information would be made public as soon as the excavations began.“Once we start digging and we confirm that bodies are indeed at these locations, then I can say. I don’t want to set off any alarms until that process has started,” Green told the Observer.The dogs are a part of a search team brought to the island to assist investigators in their search following the discovery of a corpse in a shallow grave in a section of the community called Rasta City three weeks ago.That body was found kneeling with its hands and feet bound and mouth gagged. Police said they found two 9mm shell casings, and a round of ammunition used in an AK 47 assault rifle at that scene.They suspect more bodies could be buried in the area, and they have extended their search in that section of the community.The discovery of the shallow grave followed the revelation by the security forces that they had found buildings in the community which were believed to have been used as torture chambers. (Jamaica Observer)

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