Jamaican-born soldier found dead in Mexico City hotel – Family seeks answers | New
Deeply hurt by the death of Shauna-Lee Moodie in Mexico on December 19 last year, family members are still seeking answers as to how the relaxed young soldier encountered her sudden disappearance.
Moodie’s body was brought back to Jamaica yesterday, nearly a month after being found lifeless in a Mexican hotel room. Reports from Mexico say her body was found on the hotel floor with her husband by her side. Police arrested the husband, but it is not known whether he was charged.
Moodie, 23, was from St James, where she attended high school in Montego Bay. She left Jamaica in 2013 and traveled to the United States where she enrolled at Monroe College and joined the United States Army shortly thereafter. The trip to Mexico was meant to be a celebration of his accomplishments, but it turned out to be tragic.
“I’m not handling it well right now. I’m in heartbreak. Every day I cry for my daughter. Sometimes I’m just there waiting for them to say they went to the morgue and that she got up. I want them to make him say she was in a coma. Now I still can’t believe it, “she said.
Like most mother-daughter relationships, Sandra told The STAR that the love she shares with her daughter is rich.
“We were the best. Every day she would call me and say ‘hey, mum, what’s up mum? I love you’. And if she didn’t have me, she would call her sister and ask me.”
Family members told STAR that they attempted to have a second autopsy done to find out what exactly happened to their loved one, but were told his body was fully embalmed, so that cannot happen.
Moodie’s cousin, Naomi, told The STAR that the circumstances in which she died are quite a mystery.
“It’s so frustrating, because we haven’t had an autopsy yet. What we hear from the husband’s father is that she choked on his saliva. Now we can’t see a autopsy report, ”she said.
Daren Johnson, a longtime friend, said he was very sad about what had happened.
“I was so moved. When I saw the message about his death, as a man I started screaming. The other workers are asking for a wah. All I could say was’ me fren , me fren ‘. It wasn’t until Sunday, when I saw her in the club, that it triggered, and I realized she wasn’t there. “
Johnson described her as “a very educated, forward thinking, strong and motivated person who knew what she wanted. She was a very hard worker and she was very determined.”