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Tuesday, August 9

Dead man robbed at crime scene?

Jamaica Star "A man who reportedly tried to steal $30 from a body that was fished only minutes before from the Forum Beach in Portmore is now in police custody after he was held in a nearby house with items of clothing that was said to be in the dead man's pocket.

Police report that last Thursday, the body of Garfield Goldsmith, 50-year-old labourer, of Cumberland, Portmore, St Catherine, was pulled from the sea near the Forum Hotel. It is reported that Goldsmith had gone for a swim in the area when he got into difficulties and drowned.

Residents saw his body floating about 1 p.m., on Thursday and summoned the police. The Marine police were called and the body removed."