Brit missing in Jamaica for 8 days where she was building dream home

British beautician, 44, has been missing in Jamaica for eight days where she was building her ‘dream home’ – as police arrest suspect and plan dig of garden in search for body

  • Karen Cleary, 44, from north London, has been missing in Jamaica since November 25  
  • Ms Cleary, a hairdresser and beautician, has been in the Caribbean building her dream home
  • Detectives probing her disappearance have arrested a suspect and are searching her home in St Mary’s on the island where they will dig her garden 
  • Her partner Andy Kane, 56, a sales manager, told MailOnline, said her disappearance is ‘completely out of character’
  • Mr Kane added: ‘As much as I hate to admit it I do not believe this is going to end well. I sincerely hope I am proved wrong’

A British beautician is missing feared murdered in Jamaica after travelling to the Caribbean island to build her dream home.

Karen Cleary, 44, from north London, disappeared from the Boscobel, St Mary’s area of the island on November 25 and has not been heard of since.

Now detectives on the island have arrested a labourer working on her home on suspicion of her murder and plan to search the property and dig the garden in the hunt for her body.

Karen’s partner Andy Kane flew to Jamaica on Saturday to look for her when she stopped calling home abruptly. 

Distraught Mr Kane, 56, a sales manager, told MailOnline that he fears the search will not ‘end well’. 

Karen Cleary, 44, a hairdresser and beautician, from north London, (pictured) has been missing in Jamaica since November 25 and has not spoken to her family since she disappeared

Karen’s partner Andy Kane (pictured), 56, a sales manager, who is on the Caribbean island says her disappearance is ‘completely out of character’ and said he fears the worst

Karen travelled to Jamaica to build her dream home (pictured) for her and her partner Mr Kane. A male labourer working at the house has been arrested over her suspected murder

Detectives in Jamaica are planning to search the property with spectacular views (pictured) and dig in the garden in the hunt for Karen’s body


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He told MailOnline: ‘I am currently in Jamaica assisting the local police force as they search for my girlfriend who is missing from her home since Sunday November 25.

‘Today, Monday December 3, the police are planning to search her property in Boscobel, St Mary.

Mr Kane has updated well-wishers on the hunt for his girlfriend with Facebook updates 

‘Basically with the help of the suspect being held they have identified a spot where they plan to dig in the garden.

‘By the end of today I believe we will at least know the outcome of the search.’

In a Facebook post Mr Kane added: ‘I have heard from the local police. They are holding a “prime suspect” in the case of Karen Cleary’s disappearance.

‘They will be searching the property and surrounding area with a canine team.

‘As much as I hate to admit it I do not believe this is going to end well. I sincerely hope I am proved wrong.’

Karen, a hairdresser and beautician, was born in Jamaica but has lived in Islington, north London, for almost 20 years.

She had travelled to Jamaica to build a dream home for herself and partner Andy to share.

Karen is alleged to have gone to visit Portmore, near the capital Kingston. But Mr Kane said he didn’t believe she had gone there ‘for one minute’.

He said: ‘This disappearance is totally out of character for her.

Mr Kane said of the hunt for his partner (pictured): ‘As much as I hate to admit it I do not believe this is going to end well. I sincerely hope I am proved wrong’

Mr Kane described Karen’s disappearance as out of character saying she spoke to him and her mother Valrie every day and would never go eight days without contacting either of them

‘She would speak to her mother Valrie Williams and myself on at least a daily basis.

‘She is always very cautious where she went and who she messed with as she understands the dangers in Jamaica.

‘She would never go eight days without contacting her family and loved ones.’ 

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