Support has been pouring in for the relatives of 21-year-old Dominique Parnell, whose body was found in Halse Hall, Clarendon, on Sunday morning.
Persons gathered at the family home in New Danks offering sympathies and condolences to the bereaved. Parnell is the third of five children, relatives say she will forever be remembered by everyone as a loving, caring, and kind person who didn't speak much. Tricia Carter says her daughter was very quiet and reserved.
"She no talk much and mi never hear say she inna argument with anybody at all. She was friendly with persons who were close to her, but she wasn't into the up and down with friends. Matter of fact, those who knew her know that she rather stay home and sleep instead of going out," she told the news team.
Taken from party at gunpoint
She lived with her mother and siblings until three months ago when she landed a job in St Ann, where she stayed and worked. Her mother said she was invited to a party by friends she knew from high school, so she went with intentions of having a good time. However, things turned sour when she was allegedly taken from the party at gunpoint by three men.
"I can't explain the pain we are feeling right now, the entire family is mourning this loss. It is a shock to us," she said.
Carter explained that her beautiful daughter had ambitions of becoming a nurse. After graduating from Claude McKay High School, she went to evening school to get more subjects and was successful.
The grief stricken mother said she had no clue that something was wrong. "A well known police officer of the family came and asked me to come to the station because Dominique got herself into some problems. But I was hesitant because I know my daughter is not the troublesome type. Anyway, I went and that's when I was told what had happened.
A member of the community who knew Parnell said she was an ambitious and promising young lady who was seemingly on a path to make her family proud.