Karen Cleary, the 44-year-old British-Jamaican woman who was killed and her body buried in a shallow grave at her St Mary home, from where it was unearthed on Monday, is reported to have had a licensed firearm.
Reports are that a man who the police have held as a suspect, is being questioned about the whereabouts of the weapon.
A source indicated that the firearm was reportedly taken from the home and handed over to an unknown person after the murder.
Indications are that the murder arose from an argument between Cleary and an individual over money being demanded from her, and the friction ended with a knife being used to stab her several times.
It is theorised that her body was then buried close to the house.
The St Mary police exhumed the body from the grave on Monday afternoon in the Boscobel area of the parish.
The woman was missing since Sunday, November 25, and her lover, Andy Kane, revealed through his Facebook account on Monday night, that her body had been found.
The body was wrapped in a tarpaulin. It had been placed in a hole which was then covered with a layer of concrete and dirt.
A post-mortem examination is to be done to determine the cause of Cleary’s death.