Desiree Gibbon is the model from Queens, New York who was found dead with her throat slashed in St James, Jamaica. Her friends are posting pictures of her on Instagram and Facebook to celebrate her life instead of mourning her death. Desiree went to Jamaica to work in the country’s tourism industry.
Desiree Hyacinth Gibbon was only 26-years-old. She was found dead in Anchovy, a town in Saint James, Jamaica. Gibbon was visiting Jamaica for Thanksgiving was due to fly back to Queens on November 28.
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Desiree’s mother, Andrea Cali-Gibbon explains that the brutality of Desiree’s murder is what bothered her the most. Her daughter was beaten and the murderer sliced her throat. Desiree’s boyfriend, Phil Rodriguez is devastated. He explained that she had a beautiful smile that reminded him of a Colgate ad.
Beautiful pictures of Desiree are being shared on social media. Her friends explain that she was a kind person with a great personality.
I LOVE YOU. #DesireeGibbon #RIP #sisters
The following Instagram video is from 2014. It shows Desiree on her last day of work at Niketown in New York:
I was going through some of my old GoPro videos because I remembered I had something with Desiree but didn’t know what it was. So this was recorded on 6/7/14, her last day at Nike. @kevv_zoo was telling her to say something epic so we can remember her by. She couldn’t come up with anything but I guess her actions will be something I’ll always remember her for. She was a kind, beautiful person. She always had this gorgeous smile. If you know me, you know I don’t smile often but she always reminded me to and if you knew Desiree, it was impossible not to smile while you were around her. I wish I knew you better. I was lucky to be around you though and I’ll never forget you. I’m usually not a person to make posts like this, I guess I’ve been fortunate to not lose many people in my life, but I wanted everyone to see this old video, remembering this amazing person. Desi, you’ll always be remembered. RIP ❤️. #nikenyc #nike #niketownnyc #niketown #desireegibbon #ripdesiree #rip #ripdesireegibbon
Power 105.1 radio host, Honey German shared the following pic on Instagram:
Queens, NY model seeking work in Jamaica found dead on the side of a road with her throat slashed. #DesireeGibbon, 26, was found by locals bloodied and lifeless a few miles from Montego Bay on the Caribbean island – Her grandmother owns a hotel in Jamaica, and she stayed there while she looked for bartending work. Her parents have started a GoFundMe page to raise the money they need to bring her body home which has already raised nearly $16,000 😔💔🙏🏽www.honeygerman.com
Desiree’s friend, Bianca Pappas, posted numerous pictures on Facebook to celebrate Desiree’s life:
Peggy Brunner created a Go Fund Me page for Desiree’s funeral:
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