A man and his wife are dead following what the police confirmed to be a case of murder-suicide. The Jamaica Defence Force soldier shot and killed his wife then turned the gun on himself. According to the Clarendon Police, the tragic incident took place last night, Saturday, January 23, at the couple's home in Park Hall near James Hill in northern Clarendon.

The victims have has been identified as 35-year-old JDF solider, Lieutenant Corporal Junior Wallace and his wife 30-year-old Christina Dawkins - a third year architecture student at the University of Technology. Wallace and Christina had been married ten years with a son.

The police report that relatives had not seen the couple for more than a day and went to their house in search of them. They kicked in the door to the house and found the bodies of Dawkins and Wallace in their bedroom. Dawkins had two gunshots to her upper body and Wallace had a single bullet wound to the right side of his head.

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