A warrant has been issued in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court for Brandon Case, the man charged for the murder of tourism worker Dean Moriah. As at the time of this post he has not been found.
Moriah was killed at his Bogue Village home in St James last year.
When the case came up for mention recently following from September 2014, presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie was informed by attorney-at-law Martyn Thomas that his client had absconded bail.
The magistrate then indicated that she would issue an arrest warrant.
Case had been on bail after being charged in connection with the August 29, 2013 stabbing death of Dean Moriah, who had worked in the tourism industry for approximately 20 years.
Moriah, who sustained stab wounds to his neck and chest, reportedly named his attacker before dying.
The house in which the attack took place was reportedly set ablaze by the killer.
Following investigations by the police, Case was arrested on September 16, 2013 after he was reportedly found with Moriah's motor vehicle in Oracabessa, St Mary.
Indeed, Moriah was passionate about nation building and helped in providing hope for less-fortunate youth in his community. He assisted schools in Westmoreland by helping to erect walls, build classrooms and providing furniture and computer equipment. He played an integral role in the 'Read to Achieve' and 'Motivate to Elevate' programmes geared at promoting reading and to provide role models for the youth.
"He was also a part of the Junior Tennis Association, an organisation that gets less fortunate children involved in the game of tennis," read Stephenson-Dalley.
His farewell was one of pain and celebration, and this was evident when cabaret performer Georgia Henry broke down and cried on his casket while singing 'You Light Up My Life'.
When the former Herbert Morrison High School student's friend, Ricardo Henry, spoke, his speech was filled with admiration, "Dean was an eternal dreamer, a dancer, a talker whose madness, humility and kindness made him special".
"We may not be able to match Dean's abilities or strength, but we can all strive to match his humanity, volunteerism and compassion for others," said Moriah's cousin, Arnold Kelly, while reading the eulogy.
Kelly described Moriah as a giant disguised in a skinny frame. "He was a hero to many. He brought fame to our country. We admire his achievements and the respect he earned both locally and internationally."
In her tribute, Jamaica Labour Party representative in eastern Hanover, Paula Kerr-Jarrett admitted she was forced to reschedule her flight to England, because Moriah touched her life in such a unique way.
"He was given such a short time, but he touched so many lives," she shared.