Woman stabbed to death at St Andrew home
Police are investigating the death of a St Andrew woman found with multiple stab wounds at her home Tuesday night.
The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Utelene Dawn Nugent of a Stock Farm Road, Kingston 9 address.
Loop News understands that, at sometime after 8 pm, residents of the community heard screams coming from Nugent's house.
The police were alerted and, upon their arrival, lawmen found the body of Nugent lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds.
Police were unable to confirm reports that Nugent's motorcar was stolen.
There have been an outpouring of tributes via social media to Nugent, who has been described as a "God-fearing woman" with a "beautiful soul".
Immaculate Conception Parish and Missions wrote on Facebook that Nugent was "a woman of prayer, a teacher, a friend: author dedicated to this page. We have been blessed by her ministry and passion for the faith."
Apostle Solomon Ofori said he was shocked when he received the news that Nugent was murdered "in cold blood".
"Dawn, a lively and charismatic lady, taught me and took me through the ropes of office space planning and management whilst we worked for the same company," he said, adding "Dawn you've gone too soon and you will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Till we meet again, rest peacefully in the bosom of your creator, my dearest friend."
Meanwhile, others used social media to condemn yet another "senseless killing" of a productive member of Jamaican society.
One man expressed outrage of the "apparent targetting" of women.
"This apparent targeting of our women by these weak, sick, lazy hopeless men is real for me today. I feel sadness in every fibre of my being. If the police can't help us and the government continues to appear impotent in their response to this obvious woman targeting group of thugs, clearly we the people will have to take matters in our hands and find ways to protect ourselves and our families and friends," he said.
Nugent reportedly leaves behind two children, a son and a daughter.
FEATURED IMAGE: UTELENE DAWN NUGENT