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Police find severed head of Jamaica gangster

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Investigators say they have found the severed head of a high-ranking member of a notorious Jamaican gang known for beheading victims.

A police statement says the head of Navardo Hodges of the Clansman gang was found Wednesday along a commercial strip in Spanish Town, a troubled southern city where violent gangs are deeply entrenched.

A headless body with gunshot wounds was found on a nearby street.

Detectives suspect Hodges was butchered in revenge for killing another gangster's sister.

Over the past year, Jamaica's offensive against crime has created power vacuums within Spanish Town's gangs. Reputed Clansman leader Chan Tesha Miller was sentenced in April to 15 years in prison.

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