Port Antonio, Portland, JAMAICA: Senior detectives probing the killing of two-term member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, are reportedly following strong leads.

A bloodied black vest was recovered along a pathway about 200 metres from the MP’s home, where his body was discovered on Saturday, was sent to the forensic lab for testing.

Additionally, investigators are trying to locate Bloomfield’s main cell phone, which has also been reported missing. Another phone belonging to the MP was recovered at the house, along with items of jewellery.

The Major Investigation Division (MID), which is conducting a top-level probe into the murder, is tight-lipped about the investigation so far.

Investigators have theorised that Bloomfield may have been killed about 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Bloomfield’s nude body was discovered in his bedroom with more than 20 stab wounds in his Passley Gardens, Portland, home. His helper and gardener, who stumbled upon the bloody scene shortly after 10 a.m., said they observed traces of blood leading from a bathroom to the bedroom. (Jamaica Gleaner)