Andrea Mundell-Bowen, the sister of late Reggae pioneer, Hugh Mundell, was killed on her coffee farm in Golden Spring, St Andrew on Thursday night.
Early reports are that she was raped before she was brutally murdered and her body hidden under bushes. The Constant Spring Police is investigating.
Mundell-Bowen was the principal of Andreafay Blue Mountain Coffee. Her good friend, Philip Mascoll, paid tribute to her on Facebook.
"Condolences to this beautiful lady and her family! Sad! Sad! Sad! Sorry," an emotional Mascoll said.
According to Mascoll, Mundell Bowen was determined to build her small Blue Mountain Coffee business into a World-wide brand.
"She was on her way to doing this when some piece of garbage who will never have a scintilla of use to this World and Jamaica visited this abomination on this lovely human," he said, adding that Mundell-Bowen was self-financing the coffee farm and "invested heavily, every cent she had."
The company website states that Mundell Bowen was born in London, England and moved to Jamaica with her father (Barrister at Law) Alvin Mundell and mother Teresa Mundell (health care) when she was just two years old. She went back to London when she was 18 years old to study interior design, before turning to farming.
"Andrea has always had a passion for farming, agriculture and interior design and followed her dream in having a coffee farm and her own coffee label supplying great coffee to the world," the company website said.
In October 1983, her brother Hugh Mundell was shot and killed while sitting in a car along Grants Pen Avenue. Also in the vehicle were Mundell's wife and his protégé, Junior Reid, who survived the attack.