Less than two weeks after 17-year-old Kaylan Dowdie was attacked and badly beaten at an illegal party in St Andrew, and ended up in a coma, it appears that criminals have turned their attention to the unfortunate situation and are trying to capitalise financially from the development.
Reports are that criminals have started a GoFundMe page ‘on behalf of the teenager’ who continues to battle for her life in hospital.
Family members of the child have taken to social media to warn members of the public of the criminal development, and have also advised that they are moving to report the matter to the police.
“There is only one GoFundMe page and that page is managed by my blood sister, Kalyan’s aunt,” said the mother of the injured child in a Facebook video.
The mother described the act by criminals as being heartless, and asked how persons could have resorted to that level of insensitivity.
Meanwhile, two of four women listed as persons of interest relative to the beating of the teenager at the party on November 7, have surrendered themselves to the police.
The pair turned themselves in on Tuesday afternoon after their names were published as persons of interest in the matter.
They have retained prominent attorney, Peter Champagnie, who contacted the Grants Pen Police Station and arrangements were made for the women to turn themselves in.
A statement from the police on Friday indicated that two other women, aged 33 and 26, had previously turned themselves in to the police and were being interviewed by investigators.
The police continue to search for two more women who were said to have participated in the attack.