The mother of New York woman who was murdered on Jamaican Island said that she believed her daughter knew the person who beat her up and slashed her throat, reports said.

The 26-year-old Desiree Gibbon was staying at a hotel owned by her grandmother in Montego Bay, a city in Jamaica.

An aspiring filmmaker and model from Queens, Gibbons was found dead in some bushes on the road.

Even as her family is trying to cope with the loss of their daughter, Gibbons’ mother has spoken out for the first time.

Andrea Gibbons from Queens, New York, said she thinks that her daughter knew the person who was responsible for her death.

Speaking to CBS News, Andrea said: “My belief is it was a cold, calculated, planned out murder. It wasn’t a random act of violence. It is somebody she knew, somebody she trusted, and somebody who betrayed her.”

According to a report in the ABC13.com, Andrea said that her daughter had planned to go to film school and wanted to earn money for it.

She had planned to go to film school. She wanted to direct movies. But she wanted to earn money for it; she didn't want us to pay for it. She wanted to make it on her own.”

"She has family down there. She has cousins. She met a lot of new people that she had been hanging out for the last three weeks or so. So, she was comfortable with these new people she had met. She never traveled by herself. She didn't leave the hotel by herself. She always left with somebody. They would take a car service provided by the hotel and the same driver would take them and drop them and bring them back,” Andrea added.

No arrests have been made so far in the case. Gibbons family plans to travel to Jamaica to get her remains back home.

“I need her home. I need to lay her to rest, and I need her here,” Gibbons mother said.

A GoFundMe page has been created by Gibbons family in order to raise money for her funeral and it has $20,000 in just two days.