Wife of Barbadian doctor in apparent suicide

(Barbados Nation) The wife of a prominent doctor appears to have taken her own life, reportedly after an incident in which her grandchild was bitten by a dog.

The body of Carla Jones, 51, wife of orthopaedic specialist Dr Jerome Jones, was found in her vehicle on the East Coast Road around 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, with a gunshot wound to the head, police public relations officer Inspector David Welch confirmed yesterday.

She was sitting in the driver’s seat of her SUV with a gun on her lap.

Police did not say what triggered the suspected suicide, but sources told the WEEKEND NATION that it happened sometime after Jones’ dog bit one of her two grandchildren who were visiting from overseas with her daughter Aleisia Donald.

A dispute ensued and reports indicate that the middle-aged woman stormed off.

Two friends subsequently went to the East Coast area where Jones often took her dogs walking, hoping to find her “cooling off”, but instead discovered her lifeless body.

Lawmen were called to the scene, the body was removed and the vehicle taken to the District ‘F’ Police station in St Joseph.

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