Anolda “Nolda” Fenton, who family said normally resided in Boston, USA, was found dead in her Brades home with stab wounds to the neck early Saturday.
Superintendent Charles Thompson told The Daily OBSERVER that lawmen received a report of an unnatural death at about 4 am Saturday and upon investigating they found the woman’s body inside a bedroom.
“I can confirm we are investigating what is an unnatural death or homicide but cannot disclose the circumstances surrounding the incident since the investigation is in its early stage,” Thompson said.
The police have recruited Dr Stephen King, a pathologist in St Lucia to conduct the autopsy this week.
Sources said about a week ago the deceased and the suspect had a violent dispute in which the latter was injured and the deceased took out a restraining order against him.
The victim is Montserratian by birth while the suspect is Guyanese. They were set to tie the knot on December 22.
On average, Superintendent Thompson said Montserrat records one murder every five to six years.
A 2011 estimate indicates the country’s population is just over 5000.