According to the Jamaican Observer, A senior church leader has claimed that some of the cases in which children have gone missing could be linked to underground organisations carrying out satanic practices.

The clergyman, Errol Rattray, president and CEO at Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association, said religious leaders in Jamaica have received reports that the practice of blood sacrifice or satanic sacrifices was being carried out in Jamaica.

"Based on our (church leaders') knowledge some of those children who have gone missing are being used for satanic sacrifices," said Rattray, who has more than 30 years under his belt as a religious leader in Jamaica.

Assistant Commissioner of Police George Quallo, when contacted by the Jamaica Observer, said he had no knowledge of the reported acts.

"I cannot speak for other areas, but as far as I am aware we (police) in Area 4 have no knowledge of such practices," said ACP Quallo.

Statistics presented last month by the Office of the Children's Registry showed that 90 per cent of the 1,984 children who were reported missing in 2014 had returned home.