Dead is 39-year-old Karen Nugent of Charles Drive, Bridgeport, St. Catherine.
Reports from Portmore Police are that about 3:30 a.m., residents saw smoke coming from her house and alerted them.
The Fire Department was also contacted and after cooling down operation subsided, Nugent’s charred remains were seen inside the house among the debris.
The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue.
Karen Nugent is a past student of the Jonathon Grant High School, a member of the graduating class of 1997.
Brother, Devon Lawrence, an older brother of a woman believes that she was murdered.
"The neighbours said she was outside watering her plants in the evening, and then in the night, about after 3 (am), they saw fire coming from her house and break the window and started throwing water inside the house.
"They killed her. My sister is a Christian woman. From she born she never sleeps with a man. She graduates from Excelsior High with 16 subjects, then she go UTech (University of Technology), and then UWI (University of the West Indies). She was a brilliant, God-blessed woman. Ah just from work to church to school, nothing more, and somebody come set up her life," Lawrence asserted.
"It must be someone who knew her killed her, somebody who was close to her. She is a true Christian. The police need to do their job and find the killer," Lawrence insisted.
Detectives from the St Catherine South Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding Nugent’s death. The deceased would have been 40 on October 3 of this year. She was reportedly employed to Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited