Eleven days ago, a pregnant Abrie Brianna Tuyul was found dead inside the bathroom of her home in San Pedro Town. The 20-year-old was found with a noose made out of a wire hangar and a piece of cloth. Investigators were awaiting the results of the post mortem examination to determine if the case would be treated as a suicide or a homicide. The post mortem was conducted yesterday, and according to the Police Commissioner they are yet to make that determination.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “The post mortem for that body was done yesterday and it is something that I have been following because of the circumstances under which it occurred. And the pathologist following the post mortem classified it as a death investigation and that death was caused by manual asphyxiation that’s the exact term used. Manual asphyxia or asphyxiation can be caused by several factors. It can be caused by oneself in committing suicide and it can be caused by another person which would then put the manner of death as homicide. We have not yet received anything to rule out either suicide or homicide. The pathologists have asked that we do certain things like example like to see the area where the incident occurred to verify if there was anything there that the young lady could have used to hang herself which would then make the mechanical asphyxia caused by herself. If there’s nothing then the conclusion would have to be that it would have been caused by somebody else which would then make it homicide or murder. So at this time the category we have it under is still a death investigation. We have not ruled out either homicide or suicide.”
Tuyul had reportedly been dead for several hours before her common-law-partner, 41-year-old, Enrique Alamilla alerted the Police. Neighbours have reported that they had heard what sounded like a domestic disturbance some hours earlier.