The Police have reported that a Post Mortem examination on Thursday revealed that 33 year old Nickla Elizabeth Raeburn late of Lincolnshire England died as a result of drowning.
The examination, which was conducted by Pathologist Dr. Lester Simon, revealed that the cause of death was due to an Acute Respiratory Failure; Pulmonary edimal congestion; Drowning.
The British National arrived in the country earlier this month and was a guest at the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa during the time of her death.
Antigua Chronicle has learnt that a postmortem examination is expected to be carried out today on the 33-year-old British woman that was found dead on Thursday. So far a cause of death has not been released by police and it is expected that following the examination some form of explanation would be forthcoming.
on Friday, the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda announced its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a British woman on the shore line at the Jolly Beach Resort Hotel.
The discovery was made at about 8:00 PM on on Thursday. And police have made no mention of foul play in their report to the press.
According to a statement from the authorities, the body was identified as being that of 33-year-old Nickla Raeburn of St. Ann’s Linking Shaw, England. She was a guest at the Jolly Beach Resort Hotel.
Police say they received information that deceased arrived in Antigua on British Airways flight at about 4:00pm on the day of her death.
It is also reported that at about 7:00 PM, she was seen at a location at the hotel with friends who reportedly last saw her around that time.
They told police she was missing, after they left her side briefly.
A search was carried out for her and she was not found, by the police around 8:00pm on the shoreline of the Resort.
Police say they are conducting a “thorough investigation” into this matter and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
If any persons have any information about this incident, they are kindly asked to call the Criminal Investigation Department (462-3913/14) crime stoppers at 800 8477