Detectives in the Hanover Police Division have launched an investigation into the stabbing death of a young female in the Sandy Bay area early Sunday morning.

Dead is 18-year-old Shantay Thelwell of a Well Lane, Sandy Bay address in the parish.

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According to information from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), a heated dispute between Thelwell and a male companion took place at her home at around 1:45 am.

Sometime during the argument, a knife was used to stab the teen in her chest. She was taken to hospital, where she died while undergoing treatment.