A New Hampshire swimming star has been found dead at her St John home which she shared with her boyfriend.

Jamie Cail, 42, was found unresponsive on February 21 by her boyfriend – with police launching a criminal investigation.

Her partner, who has not been identified by authorities, left a bar at around midnight and returned home, where he found her on the floor.

Cail was then taken to Myrah Keating-Smith Community Health Center by her boyfriend and a friend.

Once at the hospital, paramedics performed CPR and the police were called, but Cail ‘succumbed to her ailment’ according to the United States Virgin Islands Police.

Jamie Cail, 42, was found unresponsive on February 21 by her boyfriend – with police launching a criminal investigation

Jamie Cail, 42, was found unresponsive on February 21 by her boyfriend – with police launching a criminal investigation

Cail was then taken to Myrah Keating-Smith Community Health Center by her boyfriend and a friend

Cail was then taken to Myrah Keating-Smith Community Health Center by her boyfriend and a friend

The former University of Maine swimmer reportedly worked at a coffee shop in St John.

Police said that the Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating Cail’s death after authorities were notified of a ‘dead on arrival’ at  2:40 a.m.

Cail, from Claremont, New Hampshire, was a star swimmer who competed across the US in her youth.

A friend told WMUR: ‘ She was just she was she was a very beautiful person. She had a huge heart.

‘She was really loving and kind and well-loved and popular on the island and everybody knows her.’

In 1997, she competed for the US at the Pan Pacific Championships and won a gold medal in a relay race and won a silver medal at the 1998-1999 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Brazil.

The swimming star attended Bolles School, which is known for its swimming program, in Jackson, Florida.

Cail still holds the record for the the 200 yard fly, 400 yard IM, 200 meter IM, and 400 meter IM in the 15-16 age group.

Friends paid tribute to the 'loving, kind, well-loved and popular swimmer who lived on St John's Island

Friends paid tribute to the ‘loving, kind, well-loved and popular swimmer who lived on St John’s Island 

Her partner, who has not been identified by authorities, left a bar at around midnight and returned home, where he found her on the floor

Her partner, who has not been identified by authorities, left a bar at around midnight and returned home, where he found her on the floor

The swimming star attended Bolles School, which is known for its swimming program, in Jackson, Florida

The swimming star attended Bolles School, which is known for its swimming program, in Jackson, Florida

She won several high school state championships in Huntington Beach, where she moved to train with the Golden West Swim Club in California. 

Cail was a member of the US team at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships as just a teenager, where she won a gold medal on the team’s 800 free relay, according to SwimSwam

She won a silver medal at the 1998-1999 FINA Swimming World Cup in Brazil in the 800 free as a member of the United States Swimming National B Team. 

In 1996-1997, with Bolles, Cail was included in the ten Top 16 lists published by United States Swimming, and swam in college at USC. 

In a statement, the VIPD said: ‘On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at approximately 12:08 a.m., a male left a local bar to check on his girlfriend at their residence. Upon his arrival, he discovered his girlfriend on the floor.

‘With assistance from a friend, the male was able to get the female to a nearby vehicle and transported the female to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic.

‘Once at the clinic, CPR was rendered and 911 was notified, however, the female succumbed to her ailment.

‘This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.’

Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to contact 911, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Detective J. Carty at (340) 693-8880, ext. 5207 or Detective S. Rhymer at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5572 or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1 (800) 222-TIPS.



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