Search continues for Ambassador Peter King's killer

Author  Staff Wire Reports
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Peter King (JMA File Photo)

The search continues for the killer of the former chairman of the Jamaica Trade Board and former Trade Ambassador, Peter King. Meanwhile, tributes continue to pour in for the long time civil servant.

King, 63, was found dead in his Kingston apartment early Mar. 20. Jamaican police have questioned three men that spent the night at King’s apartment at the time of the murder.

So far authorities have not called any of the men a suspect, nor have they said what murder weapon was used to kill King.

King’s naked body was found in a bedroom, there were no signs of forced entry, according to police.

King whose career in public life dates back to the 1960s, includes a stint as personal assistant to current Prime Minister P.J. Patterson earlier in his career.
King held a variety of posts including Deputy High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Guyana as well as in the United States in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Jamaican government.
 “A dedicated and distinguished life of public service, spanning the fields of diplomacy, trade negotiations, business and administration, has been snuffed out,” the Ministry said in the statement released by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).

Police are asking for continued assistance from the public to capture King’s killer.