The police have arrested and taken into custody two persons of interest as they move at full throttle their investigations to establish what caused an American woman to die at a hotel room in the national capital city of Accra.
The incident happened on Monday, December 14, 2021.
Julie Diane Williams is said to have arrived in Accra on December 3, 2021, from Nigeria and she was taken to an isolation centre at the Ave Maria Hotel, South Legon, for testing positive for the flu-like virus – Covid-19.
Come, December 6, 2021, she was picked from the isolation centre by some friends to the Zoko Lounge at the Airport Residential Area, for lunch and from there she was put in the Rayporsh Hotel at Abelemkpe.
A statement issued and signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwesi Ofori, the Director-General of Police Public Affairs, said from the records at the Rayporsh Hotel, Julie Diane Williams checked out of the hotel on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at noon intending to travel back to Nigeria but could not make the trip because of visa issues.
She returned to the hotel – checked in again, that very same day at 2.00 pm.
It said two days on, December 14, 2021, two employees of the hotel made a report to the police that Julie Diane Williams had been found unconscious in her hotel room and a team of officers were dispatched to the place.
She was carried to the police hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Her family in the US has been informed and a post mortem has been carried out by a pathologist at the police hospital.
This was done in the presence of a representative of the deceased’s family, Godwin King Akpalu.
The statement said the police were awaiting the full autopsy report, including toxicology and histopathology examinations.
The police vowed that their investigations into the death of the woman would be thorough.
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