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  • The body of Jamaican junior athlete Cavahn McKenzie returned to the island on Thursday, February 27, and was received by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and members of his family.
  • Also on hand at the Norman Manley International Airport for the arrival of the body were the President and other officials of the JAAA.
  • The results of the autopsy to determine the cause of Cavahn’s death are inconclusive.

The body of Jamaican junior athlete Cavahn McKenzie returned to the island on Thursday, February 27, and was received by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley and members of his family.

Also on hand at the Norman Manley International Airport for the arrival of the body were the President and other officials of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA), other members of the sporting fraternity as well as the Principal, staff and students of the St. Jago High School. Cadets from St. Jago High School formed an honour guard as a mark of respect.

The results of the autopsy to determine the cause of Cavahn’s death are inconclusive. Consequently, further tests are underway in Trinidad and Tobago. The Government of Jamaica in accordance with procedures is also considering further scientific review in an attempt to conclusively determine the cause of his death.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller and Minister Neita Headley have expressed deepest sympathy to Cavahn’s family during this very difficult time.