US Virgin Islands officials have declined to reveal former American champion swimmer Jamie Cail’s autopsy results almost one month after her sudden death.
The Virgin Islands Department of Justice confirmed last week that Cail’s autopsy was completed, but declined to reveal the results, citing the ongoing criminal investigation that was opened last month, Fox News Digital reported.
The department again refused to comment Monday on Cail’s cause and manner of death or whether authorities found evidence of foul play.
Cail, 42, who won a gold medal in the 800 free relay at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, was found unresponsive by her boyfriend at their home on St. John on Feb. 21.
The New Hampshire native, who reportedly worked at a cafe on the island, was later declared dead at a local clinic.
Local officials’ reticence regarding Cail’s death comes after weeks of speculation about her boyfriend, Kamal “Six Pack” Thomas.
Police are reportedly investigating Thomas, who previously spent time in prison for his role in the 2007 beating and stabbing death of James Cockayne, 21.
Cockayne, of Pennsylvania, was attacked outside a bar on St. John. Thomas initially faced a first-degree murder count for the killing, but was ultimately sentenced to eight years for assault and weapons charges.
“It’s very difficult to get justice in the Virgin Islands,” Cockayne’s mother, Jeanie, told Fox News in February, noting that Thomas went through multiple trials and appeals before seeing prison time.
Jeanie Cockayne also said that Cail’s family is “going to need to fight” for answers in her case.
While the investigation into her death remains ongoing, Cail, who previously swam for both the University of Maine and the University of Southern California, was remembered by friends and family as a bright light in her community.
“She was a very beautiful person,” one friend said last month.
“She had a huge heart. She was really loving and kind and well-loved and popular on the island and everybody knows her.”