Another American Female Murdered, Two Suspects Held

Henry Bucknor Mckoy's News Crime Investigator

Jamaica News, March 13, 2018 – American Female Murdered                               

St Elizabeth, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Investigators attached to the Black River CIB Department say they have now taken two suspects into custody, in connection with the murder of an American female at her home in the parish on Saturday, March 3.

The 45-year-old deceased mother of three has been identified as Dorette Coke Lawson otherwise called “Karen” of Bronx in New York.

In the meanwhile, the family of the deceased are now saying they are yet to get a positive statement from the police as to the where they have reached with the investigations.

Our news team learned that Coke-Lawson returned to Jamaica to build her dream house in a community of St Elizabeth known as Woodland.

She purchased a spot of land from an elderly gentleman and started the construction of a two-storey building, however, things started to go sour after the gentleman who she purchased the land from died.

It is stated that several individuals who identified themselves as family members to the deceased man, turned up and started to make claim on the property.

On Saturday, March 3, a friend of Coke-Lawson came to her house and discovered her lifeless body inside one of the rooms of her dream home.

The police were summoned and upon arrival, it was discovered that the woman was beaten to death, strangled with the use of a piece of rope which was tied around her neck.

It is also believed that she was robbed of US$600 and an undetermined sum of Jamaican currency was stolen,  also her jewelry collection was stolen.

Coke-Lawson is now the second American female to be murdered and left unsolved over the past few months.

American Female Murdered: In late 2017 a young 28-year-old model, Defray Gibbon, of Queens in New York was allegedly kidnapped by unknown assailants and later discovered with her throat slashed at a section of Reading Community in Montego Bay known as Long Hill.

Our news team learned that this is not the first time Coke-Lawson has been attacked.  A few years ago, while visiting her mother in Jamaica, she was robbed and shot by gunmen.  She spent quite a while recuperating at hospital after that incident.

Please send us your Feedback, News Item, Photos and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number 1-876-353-1389 or Email [email protected]

Recently Published

2019-03-20-02.41.28-1-670x450

Tender Process for Southern Coastal Highway Project to Begin Shortly

Jamaica News: The tender process for the local component of construction works under the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) is slated to begin shortly. Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, made the disclosure during his presentation in the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 19. SCHIP is part of […]

2019-03-20-02.41.12-1-470x290

Applications for New Jamaica House Fellows Open March 26

Jamaica News: Applications open on March 26 for the new cohort of participants in the Jamaica House Fellowship Programme. The initiative, launched by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness in 2016, is geared at exposing bright, young talent to public administration, in the hope that they will make public service their first career choice. […]

PM Andrew Holness

222 Loans Valued at $135.41 Million Provided Under Housing Microfinance Programme

Jamaica News: The Government’s Housing Microfinance Loan Programme (HMLP) has facilitated 222 loans valued at $135.41 million since its establishment in August 2017. The HMLP involves partnership between the National Housing Trust (NHT) and credit unions, of which there are currently eight signatories. It aims to expand the NHT’s reach to low-income contributors by improving […]

Andrew-Official-2-670x450 (2)

NHT Approves Projects Under GPP

Jamaica News: The National Housing Trust (NHT) has approved four projects, comprising 2,143 homes, under its Guaranteed Purchase Programme (GPP), since its launch in November 2018. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the projects include 2,050 one- and two-bedroom units in St. Catherine, another 41 in Westmoreland, and 52 two-bedroom houses in St. […]

nwa2345465789uytr5457

Residents of Chesterfield, St. Mary, to get Bridge Soon

Jamaica News: Residents of Chesterfield in St. Mary will soon have easier access to their homes during periods of heavy rainfall. In approximately two weeks, community members will be able to see the launch of the Chesterfield Bridge, as the National Works Agency (NWA) moves into the assembly phase of the project. The bridge will […]

Andrew-Official-2-670x450 (2)

NHT Loan Limit Increases to $6.5 Million

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced that the National Housing Trust (NHT) loan limit will move from $5.5 million to $6.5 million, an increase of 18 per cent. “This increase is consistent with the estimated changes in construction cost per square foot since the last adjustment,” he said. Mr. Holness […]