A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of a Jamaican woman who was found dead in a Georgetown Hotel confirmed that the woman was a drug smuggler and had ingested a number of cocaine pellets.
According to a Police report, the autopsy was conducted on Friday, February 14 on the body of Jamaican National Beverley Gardner, more than three weeks after her lifeless body was discovered in the New York Hotel in the city. The Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh found several cocaine pellets in the woman’s body.
Investigators now believe that one of the pellets became loose in the woman’s stomach and provided her with a lethal dose of the cocaine. She arrived in Guyana in the company of a Jamaican man and checked into the hotel for close to a week. She was scheduled to leave the country on the same day that her body was found.
She had never visited Guyana before. The Jamaican man who checked into the hotel with her has never been located and it remains unclear whether he ever left the country.
The woman’s body remains in city morgue.