The death of a Maryland woman who received botched butt injections has been ruled a homicide. Kelly Mayhew, a 34-year-old freelancer for BET, drove to Queens on May 30th with her mom after being referred to a phony plastic surgeon by a family friend.
Mayhew reacted almost immediately after being injected, “gurgling and struggling to breathe,” but while her mother performed CPR the fake physician fled the basement apartment of the Far Rockaway home where the procedure took place. Mayhew’s mother called 911, but the young woman died after being taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.
“The cause of death is systemic silicone emboli due to cosmetic silicone injections of buttocks,” Medical Examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer told the News. “The manner of death is homicide.”
An initial autopsy had been inconclusive.
The “doctor,” whose name police have not released, fled the scene that day. Soon after, her lawyer was in touch with detectives to arrange a surrender, but that never happened.
Mayhew’s mother told police her daughter was healthy and had five previous butt enhancements.
She is definitely gone too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kelly’s family.