Mr. Shield says: "I have received several calls from human rights groups internationally and I have expressed to them that I would keep them up-to-date and informed as to where the investigations are heading."
The article also gives additional details about the murder: "Harvey, who worked with the NGO, Jamaica AIDS Support, was killed a month ago in Kingston. Five men apparently intercepted him as he returned home from work one evening. The attackers are reported to have taken Harvey into the home where other persons who were there were tied up. Harvey, having been allegedly warned that he would be harmed because of his sexual preference, was driven away. His body was found the next day."
But it also says that some "Jamaican authorities" still argue that the high number of homophobic attacks are not necessarily due to an increased level of homophobia in Jamaica but rather to the fact that Jamaica has a generally higher crime rate accross the board.
- Jamaican Aids Activist Murdered on Eve of World AIDS Day (December 2, 2005)
- Update on Murder of Jamaican AIDS Activist Lenford "Steve" Harvey (December 5, 2005)
- Agencies Condemn Senseless Murder of Jamaican AIDS Activist Lanford "Steve" Harvey (December 8, 2005)
- Four charged in murder of Jamaican gay man (March 9, 2006)