British backpacker, 22, and her Canadian travel companion were found dead a few hours after they fell ill at the Cambodian hostel, hears investigation
- Natalie Seymour, 22, had sent a message to her mother that she and her friend were sick
- Taken to a local doctor by a villager, but there was no hospital in the remote area
- He later died in the Monkey Republic pension in Kampot, South Cambodia
- Coroner heard that Mrs. Seymour had sustained liver damage, but he has pronounced an open verdict
A young British backpacker and her Canadian travel companion were found dead in a Cambodian hostel just hours after they became ill, heard an investigation today.
Natalie Seymour, 22, had sent a message to her mother in the UK saying that she and her 27-year-old friend Abbey Gail Amisola were very upset and were going to get help.
But hours later, employees of the Monkey Republic guest house in Kampot, South Cambodia, entered their room to find them dead.
Natalie Seymour, 22 (left) had sent a message to her mother in the UK saying that she and her 27-year-old friend Abbey Gail Amisola (in the photo on the right) had an upset stomach and were looking for help
Today, a coroner investigating Mrs. Seymour's death has pronounced an undecided open verdict after she and her friend brought an unknown freely available drug.
The hearing heard that they became ill with serious illness and diarrhea shortly after arriving at the hostel in November 2017.
Mrs. Seymour's phone was examined by the Cambodian authorities, who discovered that she had searched Google for her symptoms.
She wrote in one search query: & # 39; I vomited so much that I have pain on my chest. & # 39; In another, she said: "My stomach tightens, but I don't feel sick." It's weird – what's going on & # 39 ;.
Today, a coroner examining Mrs. Seymour's death has pronounced an undecided open verdict after she and her friend brought an unknown freely available drug
The traveler was also concerned about the color of her vomit – yellow and dark green.
The research in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, heard how Mrs. Seymour, from Shefford, had flown from Great Britain to Cambodia in November 2017 to meet Mrs. Amisola, whom she had met a year earlier in Bali.
Mrs. Seymour had resigned as account manager and flew on a single ticket hoping to fulfill her sense of adventure. She provided her family with daily updates.
After arriving in the southwestern city of Kampot, she and Mrs. Amisola booked the Monkey Republic Guesthouse, but fell ill shortly thereafter.
Other backpackers brought them food and drink as their condition deteriorated, but due to the remote location of the hostel there was no hospital nearby.
A local villager brought the women in a car to a local doctor, but by the time they arrived they were unconscious and brought them back to the hostel. A few hours later they were found dead.
Mrs. Seymour's body was returned to Britain and the Hertfordshire police opened an investigation into her death.
Paul Myhill, a scene of a crime officer in the force, said there was no evidence of & # 39; cheating & # 39 ;.
Dr. Rajiv Swamy, who carried out the post-mortem, told the latest research that he had found evidence of damage to her liver caused by & # 39; drug toxicity & # 39; and gave this as the cause of death. However, the coroner returned an open verdict. Mrs. Seymour is pictured
Blood samples taken from Cambodian officials from Mrs. Seymour's body could not be tested because the vials did not have proper labeling, but a post-mortem was performed at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
When the first investigation into the death of Mrs. Seymour in 2018 was opened, the cause could not be determined.
Dr. Rajiv Swamy, who carried out the post-mortem, told the latest research that he had found evidence of damage to her liver caused by & # 39; drug toxicity & # 39; and gave this as the cause of death.
He said this was sometimes seen as a result of taking freely available drugs such as paracetamol or anti-convulsants that are used to treat epileptic seizures.
But Coroner Sullivan made an open judgment, which means that he could not be specific about what had caused her death.
The police are depicted by the beds in the Monkey Republic Hostel where the two women stayed
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