The death of Jahmeiko Perkins is being treated as suspicious. *Photo supplied
The death of Jahmeiko Perkins is being treated as suspicious. *Photo supplied
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 4PM UPDATE: The grim discovery of a man's dead body in a wooded area near Pure Water has sparked a major police probe.

The body of 19-year-old Jahmeiko Perkins of Schools Drive, Devonshire, was discovered by a woman riding down secluded Parson's Lane in Devonshire about 9am on Saturday.

Police were called and Mr Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene by an on-call doctor.

A police spokesman said on Sunday: "Mr. Perkins death at this moment is being treated as suspicious and an autopsy will be conducted  in the near future which will assist with the exact cause of death.

"However, whilst the exact cause of death is not yet known, members of the Serious Crime Unit are investigating the circumstances of Mr. Perkins' death. They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone that may have seen or known about Mr. Perkins whereabouts during the course of Friday 5th August into the early hours of Saturday 6th August, 2011."

Police are urging anyone who has information to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.