US teen, cousin killed in Jamaica

KINGSTON,Jamaica, Friday December 27, 2013, CMC – The mother of a teenager from Brooklyn who was killed while on vacation here, is opening up about the incident.

The teenager, Franciena Johnson, 19, was visiting relatives when she was shot and killed only one day after landing in the island. Johnson’s 18 year old cousin, Nadia Fearon was also killed.

The police report that Johnson went to visit her grandmother in Jamaica one week ago, however a day later she was reported missing along with Fearon.

The child’s grandmother then called Franciena’s mom in Brooklyn and broke the news of the tragedy.

Police found the bodies of Franciena and Nadia floating in a salt marsh near May Pen in the central parish of Clarendon. The bodies had gunshot wounds.

Franciena was born in Jamaica and moved to the US as a child.

According to her mother, Suzette Clarke-Grose – “She was a bubbly and loving, very respectful, I can’t imagine doing something, she was someone you could only love.” Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)