A man said to be in his nineties is believed to have been chopped to death by unknown assailant(s) at his home in the rural community of Bohemia, St Ann on Thursday.
The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed.
Reports are that the senior citizen was found lying on his bed with multiple chop wounds by residents early Thursday morning.
The police were alerted and the body removed to the morgue.
Police are still conducting preliminary investigations.