Police are investigating the unnatural deaths of a husband and wife, in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
The body of 27-year-old Kimberley Lovell of Alleyne’s Land, Bayville, St Michael was found by her mother Cicely Sargeant in her home with several fatal wounds just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Investigating officers later found the body of her husband, 46-year-old Derek Lovell, of the same address, hanging from a rafter in a shed in the yard of their home, police spokesman Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police David Welch confirmed.
This morning a crowd of onlookers gathered at the scene as the community awoke to the grim news. Neighbours told Barbados TODAY, the couple, which has two young daughters, had been experiencing some marital troubles. The young woman was employed as a nurse at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital, while her husband worked as an orderly at the nearby Geriatric Hospital.