Saturday 30 May, 2020

Post mortem conducted on American model found dead in Jamaica

Desiree Gibbon

Desiree Gibbon

The post mortem on the body of 26-year-old Desiree Gibbon, the American woman who was discovered with her throat slashed in St James two Saturdays ago, was conducted at the Doyley's Funeral Home in Westmoreland on Tuesday.

However, the result will be made known on Monday, December 11. Following that, the family will make arrangements for the body, of the Queens, New York resident, to be taken back to the US.

Last week, Superintendent Michael Phipps, the Police Area One crime officer disclosed that the probe into Gibbon' s murder was going smoothly.

Meanwhile, Tuesday's post mortem was overseen by a forensic expert from the Organisation of American State (OAS).

An aspiring model, Desiree Gibbon, 26, was found with her throat slashed in bushes along the roadway in Anchovy, St James.

According to the police, Gibbon arrived in Jamaica on the 20th October and was given a three months stay in the country. Since her arrival, she had obtained a Tax Registration Number (TRN) and was actively seeking employment, investigators said.

Gibbon's mother told the media in the United States that her daughter had been staying at the family’s resort in Montego Bay with the hopes of making a documentary in Jamaica. She told CBS New York that her daughter made friends on the island, and insisted that she would never go out at night alone.

“My belief is it was a cold, calculated, planned out murder... It wasn’t a random act of violence. It is somebody she knew, somebody she trusted, and somebody who betrayed her,” Andrea Gibbon, the distraught mother, said.

Desiree Gibbon's parents are expected to arrive in Jamaica on Friday to speak with investigators. The family has also set up a GoFundMe account to help with flying her body back to New York and funeral expenses.

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