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Slain men had false passports
Victim's wife IDs trio shot dead in Mountain View area
Observer Reporter
Thursday, January 10, 2002

POLICE yesterday said that they incorrectly identified the three men killed by gunmen in the Mountain View area of Kingston on Tuesday because they were carrying false passports.

The police had used passports found on the men to identify them as Winston Edwards, alias "Chin" of Wavell Avenue, Kingston; Devon Hutchinson, 44, of Waltham Park Road, also in Kingston; and Michael Duffus whose address was unknown.

But yesterday, the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), the police's information arm, said the bodies were positively identified yesterday by the wife of one of the slain men.

According to the CCN, the man they thought was Winston Edwards has now been identified as Glenroy Edwards, otherwise called "Trinity", 35; the man carrying a passport identifying him as Devon Hutchinson is really Desmond Wallace, alias "Ross"; and Michael Duffus is actually Linval Lewis, 33, of Torrington Park, Kingston.

Edwards and Wallace, the police said, have Waltham Park Road addresses.

The men were shot dead at about 11:15 Tuesday morning after they had apparently gone to receive prayers, before travelling to England, from a woman claiming to be a clairvoyant.

Wallace, the police said, was found lying face down on Saunders Avenue, while the others were found in a grey Toyota Mark II motorcar on Vernon Avenue.

Based on the names in the passports, the men were initially said to have been members of the British Link Up Crew, a group of young men who promote dancehall events across the island. But given this new information, police were unable to say whether the slain men were in fact associated with the group.

Yesterday, investigators at the Elletson Road Police Station told the Observer they were collecting statements and gathering intelligence on the triple murder.

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