Barrington Flemming– Staff Reporter
Social media platforms, especially Facebook, continue to ‘blow up’ as tributes pour in for popular dancer and female promoter, 37-year-old Judith Annabell Miller-Warren, who was brutally gunned down and her male companion shot and wounded by gunmen in Anchovy, St. James on Saturday.
The name of the wounded man has been withheld pending further investigations.
One Facebook post from one of Warren’s friends read: “She loved everybody, everybody loved her, why Jamaica?
Warren, who was called ‘C..ky Tractor’, was a colourful character who is remembered for her electrifying dance moves.
She was also known to wear multi-coloured wigs and sexy outfits, and formerly danced with Montego Bay-based dancer Marvin ‘The Beast’.
She had also entered the Dancehall Queen competition, while she was living in St. James and reportedly received rave reviews.
Miller-Warren was also popular for promoting dance hall shows in Jamaica and in Queens, New York, where she lived for years prior to her death.
A relative of Warren who spoke briefly on condition of anonymity said: “Judith was a lively a party girl. She did not get herself in trouble, so I don’t know where all of this is coming from,” she said.
Information gleaned by the Western Mirror indicates that Warren, who is a mother of two daughters, flew into the island from New York to retrieve documents relating to one of her daughters whom she recently took with her to reside in New York.
The police report that about 6 p.m. on Saturday, Miller-Warren attended an event in the parish and was in the process of going home in a Nissan motorcar with a male companion, who was driving the vehicle, when upon reaching the vicinity of Nigger Ground in Anchovy, it is alleged that the car was ambushed by gunmen who opened gunfire on the motorcar.
The driver along with Miller-Warren, who both received several gunshot wounds, were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver of the motor vehicle underwent emergency surgery and was admitted in stable but critical condition.