Earlier today, a St James mother was taken into custody for questioning by the police in connection with the death of her seven-year-old son.
The body of Hayden Rose was discovered in a small banana field outside his home in Bicker Steth this morning.
Rose was a Grade One student at Bicker Steth Primary School and lived in Johnson Common, which is also in Bicker Steth.
A police team was dispatched to the area.
Upon the arrival of detectives, the boy was found lying face down in bushes with what appeared to be a chop wound to the back of his head.
Further investigation at the scene led to the discovery of blood inside his house, which resulted in his mother being taken into custody on suspicion of murder.
Residents have theorised that the child may have been killed late Sunday night and his body dumped in the banana field.
- Hopeton Bucknor