A prominent business woman was killed on Union Island on Wednesday night.
Dianna “Sherma” Adams Thomas was found at her home at Big Sand, Union Island with multiple stab wounds shortly after 9 pm on Wednesday.
A release from the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) said “On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at about 9:10 pm, police on Union Island received a telephone call from the deceased’s husband stating that she had received several stab wounds to her body and needed the assistance of the police.
“As a result, officers immediately responded and went to the home of the deceased.
“On arrival at the scene, the deceased was met lying on her bed in a pool of blood with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to the lower parts of her body.”
Police said Thomas, 58, lived with her estranged husband, a retired Customs Guard in Union Island.
She was rushed to the nearby Nurse Celena Clouden Smart Hospital at Clifton, Union Island for medical attention, where she was later pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer (DMO).
Thomas was said to be a prominent member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and provided supermarket and food services on the Grenadine isle.
The release from the RSVGPF said a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the body to ascertain the exact cause of death, and that investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Thomas’s death brings to 33 the number of homicides reported in St Vincent and the Grenadines for 2022.
“Persons with information that can assist with this investigation are encouraged to contact the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crimes at telephone number 1-784-457-1211; the Officer-in-charge of the Criminal Investigations Department/Major Crimes Unit at 1-784-456-1810; or the Officer in charge of Grenadines Division at 1784-457-1211; or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with. All information received would be treated confidentially,” the release said.
[[UPDATED ON Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:50 pm to include the deceased’s official first name, her age and other details provided by the police.]]