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Aunt of American woman slain in Jamaica gets calls from dead niece's number

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 9:37 AM

The aunt of an American woman who was found dead in Jamaica last November has reported receiving two calls from her missing cellular phone.

Twenty-six-year-old American model Desiree Gibbon’s body was discovered with her throat slashed in bushes near the Long Hill main road in St James.

Surveillance footage showed her walking out of the guest house owned by her grandmother carrying only her cell phone. 

The slain woman’s cell phone was never recovered, and her killing remains unsolved.

However, the New York Daily News is reporting that her aunt, Peggy Brunner says she was preparing dinner when her phone began ringing about 5:26 Sunday evening. 

The caller ID showed she was receiving a call from her niece’s cellular phone.

However, when she answered no one spoke.

She says she missed a second call from Gibbon’s phone some six hours later, at 11:43, and was unable to reach anyone when she tried back the number.

Jamaican authorities revealed in early December that they were searching for a person of interest.

But family members say they have yet to receive a meaningful update.