Friday 22 February, 2019

Was doctor’s death a suicide… or murder? Cops yet to make breakthrough

Dr Sonya- Kay Forbes

Dr Sonya- Kay Forbes

Police say they still have not been able to determine whether 40-year-old medical doctor Sonya- Kay Forbes was murdered, or committed suicide.

One week after the body of the medical practitioner was found at her premises on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston with a stab wound to the abdomen, police say they are yet to make the crucial breakthrough.

“At this time, the matter is still being treated as a death investigation, not as a murder or a homicide,” one police source told Loop News.

The source said detectives are now awaiting the coroner’s report to determine how the case is treated going forward.

“We are now awaiting the coroner’s report to determine the cause of death, the information will also be used to inform detectives how they will proceed in the matter,” the police source said.

A date as to when the coroner's report will be released was not disclosed.

Reports are that at about 7:20 pm, a family member discovered Dr Forbes' body inside her bedroom at her home. The body reportedly had a stab wound to her abdomen.

The police were alerted and the body removed. The St Andrew Central Police are investigating.

Dr Forbes was a senior resident of Ophthalmology at the Kingston Public Hospital.

A number of people took to social media to express shock and grief over her death, with the majority of persons speculating that the doctor was murdered.

“This is so gut wrenching - who could've done such a cowardly act, to someone so promising?” one man wrote in response to the story on Facebook.

Another Facebook user said, “Now I am sure we are steadily descending into HELL! One jungle law I know of is the fact that bad men do not hurt doctors and nurses, simply because they realize that may need them one day!”

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