A New York model looking for work in Jamaica was found dead on the side of a road with her throat sliced.
Desiree Gibbon, 26, from Queens, was found by locals bloodied and dead a few miles from Montego Bay on the Caribbean island’s north coast on Sunday, LoopJamaica.com reports.
Mystery currently surrounds what appeared to be a atrocious homicide, while investigators are conducting an autopsy report.
The stunning Gibbon arrived to the country back in October with a three month visa.
Her body was spotted by the horrified residents in the bushes.
Police identified Gibbon after showing her photograph to hotel officials in the area where they thought she may have been staying, according to the New York Daily News.
Grief-stricken family members to Gibbon were at a total loss for words about what may have happened.
‘It has to have been a complete stranger. Desiree had a heart of gold, everybody loved her. Everything hurts. It’s hard to breathe,’ aunt Peggy Brunner told the Daily News.
‘She loved to travel. She went to Brazil and worked in camps teaching English. And she taught herself Portuguese.’
Parents and relatives created a GoFundMe page to aid in transportation of her body back to the United States as well as funeral costs.
‘My heart is truly broken!!! I asking you all to please help me and my sister at this very difficult and heartbreaking time,’ her sister wrote to the page.
‘My niece was murdered in Jamaica very brutally and we need to get her home as soon as possible!!!! Please help!!!! Thank-you all!!!!,’ her aunt added.