Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Former National Museum director found dead

The former director of the National Museum and Art Gallery, Dr Claire Broadbridge, is dead.

The 79-year-old woman was killed in what police believe to be a home invasion gone wrong.

According to police reports, at about 6:00 pm on Saturday, residents of Fondes Amandes, St Ann's noticed smoke coming from Broadbridge’s home and notified the authorities.

A man who was unknown to them was also seen fleeing the scene.

Within minutes officers of the Wrightson Road  Fire Station responded, and the blaze was quickly contained.

However, fire officials were horrified when they stumbled across Broadbridge's corpse.

Her throat appeared to have been slit.

The police were notified and officers from the homicide bureau responded.

The area was cordoned off and crime scene investigators searched for evidence to aid them in their inquiries.

It is believed her killers attempted to burn down her house as they escaped.

More on this as it becomes available.