POLICE AUTOPSY: St. Thomas’ Nyla Peele Died From A Stroke Caused By High Blood Pressure … Not An Assault
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman died from a stroke brought on by high blood pressure, a police autopsy has determined.
Nyla Peele, 47, was brought to the Schneider Regional Medical Center on July 10 where doctors said she had suffered some type of brain injury, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.
Police at the time were investigating Peele’s injuries as if she had been the victim of foul play, such as an assault. But today the VIPD said that her death was not the result of an assault.
Peele was unable to be interviewed by police due to the severity of her injuries on Monday and by the next day she died.
The woman was staying at the Mitchel Motel in Estate Contant when the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of an unconscious female on Monday.
On July 11, police from the Major Crimes Unit received information that Peele had succumbed to her injuries.
Peele’s death was at first being investigated as a homicide, but the results of the forensic autopsy showed that she had actually died due to an “intracerebral hemorrhage” caused by “hypertension,” according to the VIPD.