A female store operator, was reportedly found dead inside her business place along Barnett Street Montego Bay St. James yesterday. Dead is 61 year old Delores Vernon of German Drive, Granville in the parish. Reports from the Barnett Street Police are that about 2:00 p.m. the operator of a neighbouring store on the plaza, went to Vernon’s store and called out to her. When he did not get a response, the man became suspicious and looked around the shop. The man reportedly found Vernon lying in a pool of blood on the floor behind the counter with stab wounds to her neck. The police were summoned.