The whereabouts of three- year-old Orlandi Miller remains unknown Thursday morning, following the discovery of the decomposed body of her 24-year-old mother Shantel Dyer last evening.
Dyer's body was removed from a concrete vault at her home in Pee Wee Lane, Negril, Westmoreland. Her common law husband, who is said to be in America, is being sought in connection with her murder and the disappearance of the child.
Before he left the island towards the end of April, the three lived together at the Negril home.
It is speculated that Dyer, who was said to have been in an early stage of pregnancy, was killed by her boyfriend who accused her of getting pregnant by another man.
The police confirm that acting on a tip that Dyer was killed, her mother contacted the law enforcers who subsequently destroyed the vault discovered in the house where they discovered the decomposed body, tightly wrapped in over 30 garbage bags and three white sheets.
The body was positively identified as that of Dyer's by family members by a tattoo.