Police hunt man suspected of killing mom and daughter in arson attack

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Police have stepped up their efforts to collar a man who is believed to have launched an arson attack on a home in Salisbury Plains, St Andrew which took the lives of a mother and daughter.

The victims have been identified as 15-year-old student of the St Hugh’s High School, Tashai Munda and her mother, Shauna-Kaye Scarlett, 31. The child died on Wednesday while her mother succumbed to serious burn injuries on Thursday afternoon, November 29.

The two were inside their three bedroom home at Salisbury Plains when a fire broke out inside the living room. They were among six occupants of the premises. All the occupants managed to escape through a window but Tashai, Scarlett and Scarlett’s mother suffered injuries and were taken to the Kingston Public Hospital. The other woman was treated and released, but Tashai and her mother were admitted in serious condition.

The blaze is suspected to be as a result of an arson attack carried out by Scarlett’s spouse who is still on the lam.