A 27-year-old woman from Winnipeg and a 22-year-old woman from Britain were found dead in Cambodia on Monday morning, a statement from Kampot’s immigration department confirms.
The bodies of Abbey Gail Amisola and Natalie Jade Seymour were found at the Monkey Republic Guesthouse in the south-western city of Kampot. The two were pronounced dead after arriving at Kampot Provincial Hospital around 4:30 a.m. local time.
A preliminary investigation reportedly found that the women were taking medication after suffering from severe diarrhea and vomiting the day before. On the day of their deaths, a large amount of tablets were recovered from one of the women’s rooms.
That discovery has led investigators to believe the two were both killed by overdose, after receiving inaccurate information about their medication and appropriate doses.
Photos shared by the Kampot immigration department online appear to show the passports and rooms of the deceased in the aftermath.
Global Affairs has yet to confirm Amisola’s death but say are investigating:
“Global Affairs Canada is aware of media reports indicating that a Canadian citizen has died in Cambodia. Consular officials in Cambodia are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information and stand ready to provide consular assistance. Due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.”
Kampot’s immigration department says they have contacted the relevant embassies to arrange for deporting the bodies.
Amisola’s father did not wish to comment.