Jamaica police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries

(Harold Nichols, courtesy of TEAMS for Medical Missions)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica say one man has been charged and another is being sought for questioning in the killing in April of two U.S. missionaries who had worked for years in the Caribbean island.

(Randy Hentzel, courtesy of TEAMS for Medical Missions)
(Randy Hentzel, courtesy of TEAMS for Medical Missions)

The Jamaica Constabulary Force said Thursday that 25-year-old Andre Thomas has been charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He lives in the district where the two Americans were killed April 30. A court date had not yet been set.

The police announced they were seeking a man identified as 25-year-old Dwight Henry for questioning.

Officials have not disclosed a motive in the killing of the missionaries. Randy Hentzel of Donnellson, Iowa and Harold Nichols of Randolph, New York were working for a Pennsylvania-based organization in northern Jamaican when they were killed.

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