Thursday 4 June 2015

Woman (34) Dies After Buttocks Injection In New York

New York police are investigating the death of a Suitland woman who had received a buttocks injection during a cosmetic-surgery procedure in a basement apartment in Queens.

On May 30, Kelly Mayhew, 34, accompanied by her mother, went to New York for the procedure, according to New York police.

They met a woman in the basement of a home, where, police say, the woman injected Mayhew with an unknown substance in the buttocks area. There is “no indication that the woman is a doctor,” said Sgt. Lee Jones, a spokesman with the New York Police Department.

After Mayhew had what appeared to be an allergic reaction, according to police, her mother called 911. The woman who gave her the injections fled the apartment, police said.

Mayhew was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Police said that Mayhew’s mother told them that her daughter had previously undergone other cosmetic-surgery procedures.

Mayhew worked as a freelancer for BET Networks. Jamie Owens, a spokesman at BET, issued a statement of condolence to her family.

“We are saddened by the death of our colleague and friend, Kelly Mayhew. Our hearts go out to her family and we extend our deepest sympathies for their loss.”

On her Facebook page, Mayhew wrote about her body and posted pictures of her backside, according to the New York Daily News. One of her posts showed BeyoncĂ© and Nicki Minaj, along with a caption that read, “love,” the paper said.

On Wednesday, Mayhew’s brother, Robert Lane, 26, of Gaithersburg, described his sister as a “sweetheart.” He recalled that the two would jokingly argue — with him sometimes teasing that he was the older, protective brother, even though she was older. He that said saying anything more about her was “too personal.”

Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman with the New York office of the chief medical examiner, said the death “remains under investigation.”

“An examination was performed, but our determination of cause and manner of death is pending the results of additional testing and the police investigation,” she said.


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