Kingston (Jamaica), Mar 4: A 14-year-old Jamaican girl has been chopped to death in the yard of her family's home as she got ready for school.
Authorities say Kayalicia Simpson was killed yesterday in the eastern parish of St Thomas. The teenager had apparently left the house shortly before dawn to use an outdoor bathroom when she was attacked. Some local media say she was beheaded with a cutlass, but police did not comment.
Youth Minister Lisa Hanna said there could be "no justification for such unspeakable savagery" against a child. She says grief counseling will be provided to students at the slain girl's school. Hanna is calling on residents to share any information they may have with investigators.
There have been no arrests by investigators in Jamaica, where homicides often go unsolved.