American tourist killed with sword-like weapon in Caribbean

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American Tourist Killed With Sword-Like Weapon in Caribbean

Authorities say an American woman was killed on a Caribbean beach with a sword-like weapon.

According to authorities, Georgia resident Jessica Colker was attacked with a cutlass or a machete-like weapon while she was vacationing in Grenada. A WSB-TV reporter tweeted police announced she died from an "extensive skull fracture and asphyxia."

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Colker worked at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as a physician's assistant for a pediatric anesthesiologist. Her friend described her as a kind and passionate person.

"She was just a beautiful soul. She was such a great friend," said friend Sara Greene.

NowGrenada.com reports authorities have a suspect in custody who has a criminal history that includes robbery and rape.

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