Markham woman murdered in Jamaica

Latoya Alcindor

Jamaican Police are investigating the recent death of Latoya Alcindor, a 43-year old mother of two, of Markham,Ontario, who was killed while visiting Jamaica.

Alcindor was found dead by police last Thursday evening in an apartment which she had been renting on the north coast of the island in St. Ann’s Parish.

Police said  there were multiple stab wounds in her upper body.

It was reported that Alcindor had  made several trips to Jamaica in recent months seeking business opportunities. She was last seen on Monday Jan 18 last at a nearby eatery and bar before police discovered her dead body.

Police have not yet identified a suspect although there is reported to be  a person of interest who was last seen with her at the local bar located near her apartment complex.

Tashia Antoine, a close friend of Alcindor, told The Caribbean Camera that  she (Alcindor) was born in Toronto of Trinidadian parents  and  was ” a pillar in the Caribbean community ” and a promoter of Caribbean culture.”

“Latoya was actively involved in  the Toronto Caribbean carnival and various fundraising initiatives,” Antoine said.

Former Carnival bandleader Whitfield Belasco recalls that Alcindor was ” part of a group called  ‘City Girls’ ” which ” played mas'” in his band.

Up to press time police had made no arrest in connection with the murder.