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Suspect Charged In Brutal Death Of American Tourist In Caribbean

Authorities say an Atlanta woman was attacked on a Grenada beach. A suspect has reportedly been charged.

By Ben Lawson | January 27, 2016

Authorities say a suspect has been charged in connection to the death of an American woman on a Caribbean beach. 

According to authorities, Georgia resident Jessica Colker was attacked with a cutlass, or a machete-like weapon, while she was vacationing in Grenada. A WSB-TV reporter tweeted that police announced she died from an "extensive skull fracture and asphyxia."

Colker worked at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as a physician's assistant for a pediatric anesthesiologist. A friend described her as a kind and passionate person.

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"She was just a beautiful soul. She was such a great friend," said friend Sara Greene.

NowGrenada.com reports the suspect has a criminal history that includes robbery and rape.

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