(CMR) A nine-year-old girl was reportedly raped and strangled to death after leaving school this afternoon in Hanover, Jamaica.
According to the Jamaica Gleaner, the lifeless body of a girl believed to be Nikita Noel, who went missing after school earlier today, was found in the Kew area of Lucea, Hanover.
Noel, also known as Jojo, was reported missing after she did not return home from the Esher Primary School, where she was a student.
According to police reports, the child's mother reported her missing, and a search party, which included law enforcement officers, found her body.
The Lucea police were on the scene carrying out investigations into the killing Wednesday evening.
A 42-year-old man who was in a relationship with the girl's mother was held in relation to the rape and strangulation. He has since been placed in protective custody by the police.