Approximately three months had passed since he last spoke to his daughter. She had made the decision to move out of the family home and experience life independently, but unbeknown to Dr Pastor Amos Campbell was that he would never see his daughter alive again.
On Tuesday, August 28 at approximately 1:25 a.m., the Manchester police found the body of a woman, with a slashed throat, wrapped in a sheet, in an igloo on the back seat of a Toyota Starlet motor car along Marshall’s Pen Road in the parish.
Two days later, fears were confirmed when Pastor Campbell positively identified the body as that of his 25-year-old daughter, Khyhymn Campbell.
“My daughter decided to move out on her own, and whilst her mother and I asked her to wait a while because there was a lot she didn’t know about the world, and a lot she needed to learn, because, truthfully, she grew up pretty sheltered, she still decided to move out,” the grieving father shared with The Gleaner.
“We didn’t really hear from her for the past three months because she wouldn’t accept our calls out of, possibly, fear that we would deter her from living away and ask her to move back home.”
Campbell said when calls from him and his wife to his daughter went unanswered, he would then ask other immediate family members to reach out to her and they would be successful.