Nicole Munroe-Baptiste, the Jamaican woman whose body was found on the morning of Friday, January 22, is reported to have died as a result of the coronavirus.
REAL News has learned that the coroner has since signed off on the death, and Munroe-Baptiste will be laid to rest on Saturday in line with COVID-19 burial protocols.
When her lifeless body was discovered beneath a 40-foot container in the Perry Bay area,the Police indicated that the corpse of the 50- year-old woman bore no visible signs of violence.
Officials reportedly conducted a COVID-19 test on the body post mortem. The initial test, according to a source, returned positive.Out of an abundance of caution, a second test was done; and that, too, yielded a positive result.
Meanwhile, the source says that the woman’s daughter is disputing the cause of death and wants the body released to her.
However, our News Department was told that Munroe-Baptiste’s aunt, who resides in Jamaica, is taking care of the funeral arrangements.
Munroe-Baptiste – well known as “Midget” – was an entertainer for some years. She reportedly was last seen alive at about 11 p.m. on Thursday, January 21.