|ANANDA DEAN ... raped and killed |
in incident that shocked the nation.
In October 2008 the nation was rocked by news of the discovery of the decomposing remains of an 11-year-old girl who was found dumped in bushes in Cypress Hill in the community of Belvedere, St Andrew.
DNA tests and identification by relatives revealed that the body was that of Ananda Dean. The child had gone missing after she left the Swallowfield All Age School on Whitehall Avenue after the closing school bell rang.
But that was almost five years ago. And for the little girl's parents they are finding it hard to move on from that point. "Five years have passed but the pain has not eased. I have not gotten any closure. Each passing day you wonder what she would look like. However I am comforted by the fact that it was not her fault and she must be in heaven," Richard Dean, Ananda's father, told the Jamaica Observer. Read more: