An autopsy carried out on the body of Simone Whyte, the Jamaican mother-of-three who was apparently stabbed to death in St John’s on November 14, has ruled she died of blood loss.
Sources told Observer the 45-year-old lost her life after her aorta was severed.
In addition to assisting investigators with the probe into her death, the post-mortem was a crucial step to be completed, before Whyte’s body can be repatriated to her native land, Jamaica.
An inquest will also be carried out.
Whyte’s loved ones have held a series of candlelight vigils in memory of the popular hairstylist and they are seeking to raise EC $15,000 to cover the cost of sending her home, so her family, including her three children, can bury her.
A man has been held on remand, charged with Whyte’s murder.