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Junior Peters' death ruled an accident | Funeral this Saturday

Junior Peters, the Jamaican landscaper found dead a week after vanishing, died by accident, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

Peters’ decomposing body was found in Horse Path bushes last month.

“The preliminary investigation is that it was an accident. When he fell, he hit his head, got disoriented, and wandered off in the bush. That’s what the autopsy said,” the deceased man’s brother, Direau Ricketts explained.

Ricketts said the body of his brother will be cremated after a closed-casket funeral service slated to be held 10 am at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baugher’s Bay on Saturday.

The final ‘wake’


A final ‘wake’ or get-together for Peters was held on Thursday night at Ricketts’ business place, Dareos Jerk Centre in Road Town.

He said the hundreds who turned out for the event was expected.

“It’s because of the type of person he (my brother) was. Everybody loved him, and I am glad to see the turnout like this,” Ricketts said.

Legislator pays respect


In the meantime, government legislator Carvin Malone shared kind words about Peters at Thursday’s event.

Malone said Ricketts is married to his sister and that made Peters his brother-in-law.

“Junior was one of those guys that everybody would love. And by the show of support that you see here tonight, it is evident of the kind of love and support he gave throughout the community,” Malone stated.

“He would go out of his way to help everyone, and he made sure that when you came to the jerk stand, whether you wanted ribs or pork, he’s the man. So ’nuff’ respect to him for all that he has done while he was here. It was unfortunate that he had to pass that way. But I think his legacy will live on in terms of his kindness and his giving nature,” he added.

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