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.
"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.