An aspiring actress and model from Queens who was visiting the island of Jamaica was found dead with a slit throat on a rural road a few miles from the country's biggest resort town, according to the woman’s family.
Apparently the 26-year-old’s body was found on the side of a road in Anchovy, a small town near Montego Bay, on Saturday morning.
Gibbon, the oldest of three girls, had traveled to the country on Oct. 20 and had a three-month visa to stay in the country, according to the family. The West Virginia University graduate had been working as a bartender in Jamaica to save up to go back to school to become a documentary filmmaker, but was set to come home on Thursday.
Gibbon's family now has to travel to the Caribbean island to retrieve her body. They left Friday morning to catch a flight to the country. Gibbon's mother says an autopsy on her daughter may not be performed until next week and may take even longer to issue a death certificate, which is a necessary step in the process of bringing her body home.