The police are probing a suspected case of suicide involving a retired superintendent of corrections.
He has been identified as Leroy Fairweather, who was found dead at his apartment in Beverly Hills, St Andrew.
The police say he was found hanging on Sunday. They say residents became concerned when the deceased was not seen or heard from and summoned them.
On their arrival, the police say they forced open the door to the premises and discovered the body of the deceased hanging from a doorpost in his bedroom with a white sheet tied around his neck.
Fairweather was pronounced dead at the scene and the body later removed for a post mortem. For many years, he served at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre.
He retired from the Department of Correctional Services in 2013.