Friday temps to be warm! Look for nearly 80 degree weather!

American woman killed in beach attack in Grenada

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ATLANTA, Ga. – An American woman was killed in a random attack while walking down a beach in the Caribbean.

According to the Royal Grenada Police Force, 39-year-old Jessica Colker was walking down the beach in Grenada with her husband when she was attacked by a man with a cutlass sword.

Authorities say Colker was killed before her husband could intervene. Colker’s husband managed to escape without injury and told police what happened.

According to an autopsy, she died from extensive skull fractures and asphyxia.

According to WXIA, Colker and her husband had just arrived in Grenada a day before the attack.

Officials say David Benjamin is being questioned for the murder after he turned himself in to police.. He was recently released from prison for serving time for rape.