Two months after her murder, aunt gets phone call from slain model niece’s cellphone

Model Desiree Gibbon was found with her throat slit and covered in bruises

Nearly two months after her murder, a slain New York-based model’s cellphone was reportedly used to call her aunt on Saturday.

According to the New York Daily News, Peggy Brunner received a phone call from a number belonging to her late niece, Desiree Gibbon, 26. Gibbon was reportedly found dead in early December with her throat slit–her cellphone was never recovered.

“I got goosebumps from my head to my toes,” Brunner told the Daily News.

Brunner answered the call and was met with silence, but got another call six hours later from the same number. She told the Daily News she called the number back and was met with a message saying that the phone’s not working, a message she was used to hearing.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Gibbon’s body was located in some bushes a few miles from the resort she was staying at in St. James Parish. Her body was identified by her grandmother, who owned the resort that the victim was staying at.

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Reports indicate that Gibbon was last seen three nights before her body was discovered. Surveillance footage shows the 26-year-old leaving the resort at 11:27 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and never returning, according to the Daily News.

Though Jamaican police said they’ve identified a person of interest, the victim’s family remains unconvinced that their loved one’s murder is being investigated.

“There are no answers,” Gibbon’s mother, Andrea Cali-Gibbon, commented.

“You feel like they’re not doing anything at all.”


[Featured Image: Desiree Gibbon/GoFundMe]