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Jamaican police have arrested one man and are pursuing another in the case of murdered Aurora woman Shirley Lewis-McFarlane.
St. Ann Police Supt. Yvonne Martin Daley said a man is in custody, but refused to release any details because he will be placed in an identification lineup within the next few days.
She estimated a murder charge could be laid before the end of the week.
However, positive news on the investigation registered little reaction from Lewis-McFarlane’s son, Shawn Gavigan.
The Aurora resident and mechanic said he continues to miss his mother so dearly that no amount of police work could make him feel normal again.
“I’m just keeping myself busy with work and stuff,” he said. “I still struggle to believe this has happened.
“I try not to think about it, but every time I see a picture of her, it gets to me.”
Lewis-McFarlane visited Jamaica a number of times over her lifetime, but only decided to move to the Caribbean island in November.
In December, she was found murdered in her rental home.
Her son said it was likely about the money she borrowed to move her belongings from Canada.
Daley would not share the man’s age or place of residence, saying it may prejudice the identification process.