KINGSTOWN — Two children have been left motherless, following the gruesome murder of a Lodge Village woman on Monday night.
Helen Fox, 30, was discovered by relatives lying in her bed with her throat slashed and stab wounds about her body.
According to residents of the area, the alarm that something had gone horribly wrong was raised by Fox’s eight-year-old son. Her younger son is three years old.
Fox was a former employee at the Kingstown branch of Swiftpac and was described as an “easy going and friendly” individual.
When SEARCHLIGHT visited Fox’s Lodge Village home on Tuesday, the atmosphere was glum.
Family members were gathered in the porch of the two-storey building, consoling one another and grieving the loss of their loved one.
Fox occupied the first floor of the dwelling house with her two sons, while her mother and siblings lived on the upper floor.
Still shaken up about the incident, the family declined an invitation to comment on what had transpired.
However, one family member, who asked not to be identified, said “justice needs to be served.
“She did not deserve to die like that…,” the individual continued.
Police sources indicate that Lionel Hoyte, Fox’s boyfriend and the father of her two children, gave himself up to police shortly after Fox’s body was discovered.
Hoyte, a former member of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, was said to be employed in Canouan as a security officer until very recently. Sources said he resigned his job on Monday, following which he journeyed to St. Vincent.
A source close to Fox told SEARCHLIGHT that during the days leading up to her death, she and Hoyte had been engaged in heated conversations by telephone. (Searchlight)