Elderly woman found dead
Duckenfield in St Thomas was a picture of gloom yesterday after a 74-year-old woman was found dead.
It is suspected that she was raped and then killed.
The elderly woman, who has been identified as shopkeeper Eugene James, was found yesterday morning by a neighbour.
Her hands were tied, mouth gagged and throat slashed.
The elderly woman's underwear was also removed.
It is said that the neighbour became suspicious after noticing that the front door to James' house was partially opened and went to enquire.
She lived alone.
It's believed that the perpetrator gained access to the house by removing louvre blades to a window.