Abbey Amisola, a Canadian backpacker seeing the world with her British pal Natalie Jade Seymour has died under mysterious circumstances at a hostel in Cambodia.
Abbey Gail Amisola, 27, of Winnipeg and her friend Natalie Jade Seymour, 22, from outside London, were discovered dead in their beds in Kampot.
According to the U.K. Sun, the two women took over-the-counter medication when they fell ill in the Asian country’s southwestern corner.
A staff member reportedly found the bodies.
“It seems they were very close friends who were travelling together. They arrived together and went around together,” Monkey Republic hostel spokesman told the Daily Mail. “This is now in the hands of the police, but there is nothing suspicious about their deaths.”
But the sudden deaths of two healthy young women raises a number of questions. It wouldn’t be the first time westerners have died at hostels in southeast Asia after taking medication.
“One of the staff saw them last night and asked if they were going to eat in the restaurant, but they said they weren’t going to be eating,” the hostel spokesman said. “They did have a lot of water in their room. Everyone is very upset about it.”
Cops say they are eyeing the over-the-counter drugs theory. Both women were apparently suffering from food poisoning.
The two women met last year in Bali and became instant friends Seymour’s mother, Wendy, told the Mail.
“My daughter had already told me she wasn’t well and said she might go and get something to make her feel better,” Wendy Seymour said. “The hotel manager was going up and down with drinks and told them they should go to a medical centre.”
She added: “They decided to sleep it off but never woke up again, or that’s what I hoped. And then they were found by, I don’t know.”
An autopsy hopes to determine how the women died.