Breakthrough! Police nab person of interest in missing Jasmine Dean’s case

Caught by police officers last night, investigators could be one step closer to pinpointing the whereabouts of missing UWI student Jasmine Dean. (Photo: Facebook @TheRipeMango)

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed the capture of their person of interest in the case of missing University of the West Indies (UWI) student Jasmine Dean.

According to a statement from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) the man, whose identity is being withheld as investigations continue, was collared by police officers in an undisclosed section of the Corporate Area on Thursday night (March 19).

“The case is delicately poised; hence, more information will follow,” the CCU indicated Friday morning in a press release.

Images of the arrested man have begun circulating on social media, reviving hopes that the 22-year-old visually impaired student will be found safe and sound.

Jasmine Dean went missing on Thursday, February 27 and was last seen in Papine Square area of St Andrew around 9:00 pm, dressed in a white blouse and blue jeans.

She has not been seen or heard from since.

On Wednesday, March 18, the police listed the now-captured man as a person of interest in their probe of Jasmine Dean’s disappearance.

Assistant Commissioner Fitz Bailey—who heads the Jamaica Constabulary’s Crime and Security Portfolio—said the police have been utilising all available resources to find her.

More details later.