A 29-year-old woman has been found dead after drowning in the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Augustine, Florida, USA.
Police say Rose Chebii, was found floating on the waterbody.
No injuries or indications of foul play were observed, but detectives said they are still investigating the manner of death, St. Augustine.com reports.
According to the investigators, Chebii was last seen walking in the downtown area of St. Augustine around Washington Street area at 5:35am Monday morning only for her body to be discovered by a water vessel at 8:30am.
Ray Mutai, who is Chebii’s cousin, on Friday that the deceased was born and raised in Florida to a Kenyan father and an American mother.
Mutai said Chebii, an American national, was in the process of acquiring Kenyan citizenship.
“She always kept in touch with her Kenyan relatives. The last time Chebii visited us was in 2015,” said Mutai.
Chebii recently graduated with a certificate in pharmacy from a college in St. Augustine shores, Florida.
In a statement to Action News Jax, Chebii’s family revealed they were planning to bury her in Kenya.