A former Jamestown resident and Rhode Island College graduate identified as Leah Rosin-Pritchard was brutally killed while working at a shelter in Vermont earlier this week.
Leah Rosin-Pritchard was working as a facility coordinator at a shelter in Brattleboro, Vermont when police found her dead on the kitchen floor with injuries to her face, neck, and torso.
Court documents say police responded to the Morningside House homeless shelter around 9:30 a.m. Monday for a report of someone being attacked with an ax.
Upon arrival, officers found coordinator Leah Rosin-Pritchard, 36, of Jamestown, suffering from injuries to the face, neck and torso. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers then saw Mahvish-Jammeh wiping blood off her hands with a paper towel, court documents said. The incident was captured on security video and witnessed by at least two other staff members.
Court documents say Mahvish-Jammeh went to a hardware store over the weekend where she bought a “Hunters Ax,” which police say was consistent with the ax recovered at the scene.
In a statement, the shelter said Rosin-Pritchard is “irreplaceable.”
“She was a wonderfully strong, positive, beautiful and compassionate person who gave generously of her spirit and skills in support of all Morningside House residents and her professional colleagues,” the statement read. “There are no words to express the depth of loss felt by her Groundworks teammates and residents. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and the broader Brattleboro community who knew her.”
Rosin-Pritchard graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Rhode Island College in 2019.
She also worked as an intern at Amos House and the Izzy Foundation.
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