The police in Antigua and Barbuda are searching for a 34-year-old man who is believed to have murdered a woman in the capital, St John’s, on Saturday night.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 pm at Tanner Street.

The police said Simone Whyte-Barrington was at the Hitachi Building when she was approached by the suspect, who attacked her with a knife.

Whyte-Barrington received multiple stab wounds before her throat was slashed.

The victim, a hairdresser, had reportedly moved to Antigua from Jamaica three years ago.

She was a mother of four children.

Police said Whyte-Barrington and her attacker were in a relationship.

Family and friends took to social media on Sunday to express their grief.

Synovia Barrington posted a video tribute to her mother, who was due to celebrate her birthday on November 17.

The video was captioned: “Lord I pray for HEALING (sic) I PRAY FOR HEALING LORD 😭😭😭😭 IM LOST OF WORDS 😔😭 WHY MY MOM 😭😭😭 SimoneWhyte can’t type RIP TO MY MOM … JESUS 😭😭😭 Tuesday I was planning on uploading this for your BIRTHDAY 😔😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭”


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