(CMR) A Jamaican policeman who was arrested by the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the disappearance of his girlfriend has been charged with murder. Noel Maitland was charged today, 2 August, with the murder of Donna-Lee Donaldson, who was reported missing 13 July.
Maitland reportedly picked up Donaldson in a black BMW motor car at her home to spend the night with him at an apartment located at Chelsea Manor on 11 July. He said she left his apartment the following morning; however, her family has not seen or heard from her.
Family members theorized she never left the apartment but was killed by the policeman and a policewoman who is also in a relationship with Maitland. Police have since said there was no evidence tying the policewoman to Donaldson's disappearance.
Donaldson's body has not been found, but police said there was enough evidence to arrest Maitland. He was arrested last week and was questioned by detectives over the weekend. Maitland reportedly rejected a request to participate in an identification parade.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey said police theorize that Donaldson was murdered between 4 pm and 8 pm on Tuesday, 12 July.
“This is supported by forensics and technology… We have not yet determined a motive… what we can say is that she was killed, based on our investigation,” Bailey said, according to local news reports.