The uncertainty surrounding the death of 30-year-old Tomoria Walker was palpable when a relatively large crowd gathered on a rainy Sunday afternoon, August 18, to pay last respect to the sales representative who lived at Grove Road in Linstead, St Catherine.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), two days after Walker was buried at Commodore Cemetery in Linstead, told The Beacon that there is still no evidence of foul play.
It maintains that Walker was travelling in a taxi about 12:15PM on June 27 in the Cotton Piece area – not far from Linstead.
The Toyota Corolla motorcar in which she was travelling was negotiating a corner when she fell from the vehicle, the JCF further said.
It stated that the driver of the vehicle took Walker to Linstead Public Hospital, and also reported the matter to the police.
Walker died in hospital the following day.
“It was a freak accident; the police suspect no foul play,” the JCF declared through its Corporate Communications Unit.
A number of persons at the funeral, however, said they believe the women, alias Tamara, was killed. Members of the bereaved family were approached, but they apparently were not media friendly.
A close friend of the deceased took to social media after the burial to ventilate her views.
She questioned how Walker could have ‘jumped out of a moving car’ and she wasn’t mentally challenged, adding that the injuries Walker sustained are inconsistent with the explanation given.
The close friend, who was seen weeping throughout the burial, wrote that Walker suffered a broken neck, broken hands and feet, and her jaw and ‘head back were slam in’.
“How can someone jump out of a car with no bruises?” the friend questioned. “For whatever reasons hunu kill her, only God in Heaven know,” the friend further said while describing Walker as disciplined, ambitious, determined, God-fearing, and intelligent.
Meanwhile, during the funeral service at Ewarton Gospel Lighthouse Church, a clergyman identified only as Pastor Woodham, in praying for the bereaved family, hinted at the controversy surrounding the death.
He said: “There might be uncertainty in the minds of your people about the cause and how the death took place, but I am sure that you [God] knows, because you are omnipresent and you are omnipotent. Man may be able to escape man, but man cannot hide from you.”
Walker is survived by her two children.
Here are some of the moments captured at the funeral:
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