Jamaica: ‘The whole community is shaken’

The granddaughter of Advira Wilson Palmer has been taken into custody in relation to the stabbing death of the 84-year-old that has jolted the quiet south Manchester community of Smithfield.

Wilson Palmer was described as a reserved churchgoing senior who lived a simple life tending to her backyard garden and raising chickens.

The Manchester police reported that Wilson Palmer’s body was found in her own chicken coop on Monday about 8 a.m. with stab wounds – a grisly picture that left members of the community outraged and shocked.

Wilson Palmer’s granddaughter is believed to have been there on a short visit from Kingston.

Residents have described the killing as mysterious and tragic.

“We are so cut up about the whole issue. My children are so traumatised, they couldn’t sleep last night. The whole community shaken,” said one of Wilson Palmer’s neighbours who requested anonymity.


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