The body of a female was found in a house with the head bashed in and a rope around her neck in Admiral Town in the Kingston Western Police Division on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Tavia Taylor of Torrington Park.
Reports are that about 11.30 am, residents stumbled upon the body and summoned the police.
On their arrival, law enforcers found Taylor lying on a bed with a wound to her face and a rope tied around her neck.
A sledgehammer was also found close to the body.
The gruesome discovery has left residents in the area in shock and anger.
Police from the Denham Town station has since launched an investigation into the discovery.
Detectives are appealing to anyone with information that can assist in the investigation to contact the Denham Town police at 876-948-6443, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.