In 2017, Desiree Gibbon, who was vacationing in Montego Bay, Jamaica, left her hotel room on Thanksgiving night with nothing but her iPhone and her room key. Two days later her body is discovered 4 miles away, badly beaten and her throat slashed. The investigation goes array almost immediately when evidence from the crime scene is left in the hotel room of the victim. With the arrival of Desiree’s parents comes an adversarial relationship with police. Now, almost five years later, not a single person has been identified as a potential suspect. The Gibbon family is desperate for answers. Who killed Desiree and why?
Desiree Gibbon was found murdered in Anchovy, Jamaica on November 25th, 2017. There is a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the capture of Desiree Gibbon’s killer or killers. If you have any knowledge about this case, please submit a tip at unsolved.com.SUBMIT A TIP
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Why weren’t they able to ping the location of the 2 calls made from her phone to her antie. You would think the US embassy would have a way to get us detectives to work with Jamaican police.
It’s horrible when you think it can be family. I would think her family out of all people would have protected her especially when in another country. I hope the Desiree’s parents gets their justice. Sleep in paradise Desiree.
I’m currently watch Desiree episode of Still A Mystery. It’s well edited. Her mom Andrea comes off racist in the Unsolved Mystery podcast. As a Black woman, her mother’s choice of words and tone when referring to Jamaicans and skin tone is extremely off putting and I wonder if that played a role in how the case is being handled.
I do agree her choice of wording it was weird and racist but when you think of it her skin tone is not black but why was it black when she found her? Was it the decomposition? I wonder if a thorough toxicology was done
Hi, Kookie. I’m Desiree’s aunt. Yes, when my sister saw her daughter in the morgue she was black/gray. Desi always identified as being black, I think people got my sisters word’s twisted! We only pray that the good people of Jamaica who know what happened to her come forward. We have a $20,000 U.S. reward fur their capture and conviction!
Are you serious???? Racist!!! You got the wrong person. My words are descriptive not racist! Unless you have a child that was brutally murdered, you will never I stand the pain and struggle of it. Instead of picking up on the frustration and grief, you automatically go to racism which indicate to me that you indeed struggle with and may be a racist yourself. Shame on people like you. You do not know me nor what I represent. If you’d like to further discuss the murder of my daughter and have a cup of coffee. I can meet you at any Starbucks you like. I have no problem sharing and discussing my turmoil. Doesn’t matter where this would have happened, race did not place a role unless those responsible come forth and say we killed her due to race. The color of the skin would not change my grief. Désirée is dead. Instead of attack a mother who is grieving, maybe comments something a little more positive. Regards to you and your family, Andrea Gibbon
I posted about the uncle, but it never made it. Did they investigate the uncle adequately? DNA, bank accounts, friends, etc.
The mom seems to implicate the uncle. Did uncle have an alibi? Has uncle given DNA, did uncle have defensive wounds? Did uncle leave the hotel att anytime after Desiree left? Did uncle have any large cash withdraws? Is uncle willing to take a polygraph? Did forensics look at uncle’s phone? Did the uncle have a girlfriend or female companion that will give DNA? I would think the Jamaican authorities have multiple confidential informants that work the streets in Montego Bay. Who are these CI saying committed this horrible murder? God Bless this family and I pray you will find answers.
Thank you so much for covering this case. I am hoping to get Justice for Désirée.
So sad. The Jamaican authorities don’t seem too interested in helping solve this.