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Andre Kennette Smith

The body that was found burnt in a car in St Joseph on Monday night has been identified as Andre Kennette Smith, 37.

Smith was identified by relatives at the Forensic Science Centre.

Police believe that he was taken in his car and carried to the scene at Bangladesh in St Joseph where he was killed and then his body burnt in his vehicle.

No motive has been established yet for the killing, however, close friends and family have expressed “shock” and described his killing as “cold and heartless.”

Smith was described by relatives as “an easy going guy” and would be remembered in a WhatsApp social media group he was an active part of called “Warn Ah Brother.”

Smith, who was popularly known as “Mr E” was active in the group up to Sunday.

According to a police report, at about 10:30 pm a team of police officers went to Farm Road Extension, St Joseph in the vicinity of the WASA pump after they received a report of a vehicle on fire. Upon their arrival they reported seeing a vehicle engulfed in flames, fire officers who also rushed to the scene extinguished the blaze and whilst making checks, found Smith’s charred remains in the back seat of the vehicle.

Investigations are continuing.