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.