More details are emerging about the circumstances in which Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Corporal Jeremy Campbell died at a motel in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Tuesday.
Reports are that the 33-year-old military man, who was married, made contact with an 18-year-old female, and arranged for them to meet.
They both subsequently went to a gaming lounge to have drinks. Reports are that Campbell had a popular stout, and the female chose a beer.
Indications are that half-way into their drinking, the now deceased man and the female left the bar and went to a room on the said premises, where they had sexual intercourse. It is further reported that the soldier went to the bathroom immediately after having completed intercourse.
The female reported that she then heard a loud stumbling. Upon going to check on what had happened, she reportedly saw Campbell lying on his back in the bathtub. An alarm was raised and the police were summoned. Police who responded found the soldier lying naked in the bathtub.
A firearm believed to have belonged to the soldier was removed by detectives who later arrived on the scene.
The police are still trying to determine the cause of Campbell’s death. Meanwhile, in keeping with protocol, the home of the deceased soldier was visited by the police to officially inform his spouse of the unfortunate development.
In the process of that engagement, a second firearm belonging to the deceased man was taken by the police, from the home.
**INSIDE SOURCE REPORTS
*Case of Sudden Unexplained Death*
*Date and Time Occurred:* Tuesday May 1, 2018 about 7:10 p.m.
*Place Occurred:* Rajmaville Gaming Lounge Sea Food and Sports Bar located at 32 Brunswick Avenue, Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
*Deceased:* Jermey Campbell, 33 years old, D.O.B. 11.02.1981, Jamaica Defence Force (J.D.F) Corporal attached to the Engineer Regiment at Up Park Camp Military Headquarters and resided at Brunswick Avenue, Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
*From information received:* On Monday April 30, 2018 sometime in the day, the now deceased contacted a female by the name of Miss Powell, 18 years old, unemployed of Tryall Heights, St. Catherine via WhatsApp messaging service expressing his interest in her. The now deceased who is also a licensed firearm holder and Miss Powell agreed to meet up in person and on Tuesday May 1, 2018 sometime after 6 p.m.
The now deceased picked up Miss Powell in the vicinity of Tryall Heights and travelled to the Rajmaville Gaming Louge and had a drink at the bar. The now deceased purchased a Dragon Stout SpitFire for himself and a Light Beer for Miss Powell.
After reaching about half way into their drinking, the now deceased man and Miss Powell left the bar and went to a room on the said premises where they had sexual intercourse. It is further reported that the now deceased after having sex with Miss Powell went to the bathroom immediately afterwards.
Miss Powell further stated that a loud stumbling was heard and she went to look at what had happened. The now deceased was seen lying on his back in the bath tub.
The police was summoned and the now deceased was seen lying naked on his back in a bath tub in the bathroom. The firearm a Glock 9mm pistol and fourteen (14) 9mm cartridges were secured by the first responding officers. The scene and body was processed by Scenes of Crime.
A statement was recorded from Ms. Powell and the house of the deceased visited along with his wife, teacher of the said address where an additional Glock magazine was retrieved.
*I/O in case:*