‘Nevia was a quiet person’ - Family devastated after woman stabbed to death
Neville Sinclair could hardly find words to express what he was going through when asked about the death of his daughter, 27-year-old Nevia Sinclair.
According to reports from the Nain police, about 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, Nevia was at home in Brinkley district, Nain, St Elizabeth, with her relatives, when screams were heard coming from her room.
"So wi walk go investigate," Sinclair said. "When wi go inna the room, mi see mi daughter lay dung pon the floor full a blood, an pure stab pon har body."
Sinclair said that he saw a man running from the scene.
"Him trip ova a iron board, suh mi run to the front ah the house, an see him ah run tru the gate," he said.
The police were alerted, and Nevia was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police surmise that the killer gained access to the room through her bedroom window.
A suspect, believed to be Nevia's spouse, was accompanied to the police by his father. His name is being withheld pending further investigations.
Nevia was a secretary at the National Works Agency in Manchester. Sinclair said that the family is broken and her grandmothers are finding it hard to cope.
"Every minute her sister in America break down, even a while ago mi a talk to her and all she ah do ah cry. The whole ah wi just break down. Her grandmother live next door because the two ah wi live close. So dem leave one house and go ah the next. Both ah the grandmothers dem just sit down. Mi not even know how dem stay," he said.
The 67-year-old father of three said Nevia was his youngest. He described her as a quiet and easy-going person. He told THE STAR that his daughter came home on New Year's Day and said that she was not going back to Manchester where she and her spouse of four years resided.
"She did live with the young man in Hatfield in Manchester but she come home the first week ah January and seh she can't take it anymore. She never explain and tell us what was going on because she is a woman weh nuh talk. She keep everything to herself. Ah nuh the first she tek up her things and come home but as she come home and dung yah for one week, you hear she seh she ah go back up," he sighed.
Councillor for the Myersville division, Leighton Smith, said that the community is in shock. He said that he has been in the community from Sunday night when he heard of the tragedy.
"It was so sad and mournful. It's a quiet community. This is the second murder, because one happened 12 to 15 years ago. This is the last household you expect something like this happening. This is really sad," he said.