Police name senior killed in house fire

  • Cheryl Eve

A 74-year-old woman who died after a fire in her apartment was yesterday identified by police as Cheryl Eve.

Ms Eve, the sister of LaVerne Furbert, a trade union official and former Progressive Labour Party senator, was found unconscious by a relative at her home in Verdmont Valley Drive, Smith’s, at about 5pm on Thursday.

Emergency services personnel tried to resuscitate Ms Eve at the scene and in an ambulance on the way to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, but she was pronounced dead by doctors after her arrival at the hospital.

A police spokesman said: “The scene has been processed by the relevant police personnel, and inquiries continue regarding the cause of Ms Eve’s death as well as the cause of the fire.”