Suspected murder-suicide in St Thomas
Shanna Monteith, Gleaner Writer
The St Thomas Police are probing what is suspected to be a murder-suicide in the parish on Good Friday.
The deceased has been identified as 47-year-old Lorraine Hutchinson of Middleton Road in Soho.
Also dead is Hutchinson’s ex-boyfriend, identified as Roger Johnson, who is suspected to have killed her before taking his life.
Preliminary reports from the police are that about 9:30 this morning, Hutchinson took food to her child’s father, who was working at a farm in Penwood, Soho.
Upon reaching the farm, the suspect, with whom Hutchinson had ended a relationship some time ago, reportedly appeared and embraced her before using a knife to stab her all over her body.
The woman collapsed and died on the spot.
Shortly after, angry residents set fire to the house of a man they accused of murdering her.
The police say a search for Johnson ended a short while ago after his body was found hanging from a tree in the area.
They say he is suspected to have committed suicide.
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