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Woman Dies after Getting Illegal Butt Injections

Injections were not administered by a doctor.

A 34-year-old woman is dead after receiving butt injections in New York, WABC reports.

Kelly Mayhew, a Maryland resident, travelled to Queens on Saturday with her mother to get the injections (reportedly her fourth in a series). The office where she was injected was located in a makeshift medical room in the basement of a two-storey home. During the injections, Mayhew reportedly had trouble breathing and began gurgling. That’s when police say the woman administering the injections bolted from the house and drove off, leaving Mayhew’s mother to administer CPR.

Emergency rescue workers responding to a 911 call found Mayhew unconscious. She was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead. The results of her autopsy are still pending.

Officials with the New York Police Department told reporters the woman who gave Mayhew the injections is likely not a doctor nor a licenced medical professional. The unidentified woman has not yet been apprehended by police. The owner of the home who rented to her told DNAInfo she had suspicions about what was going on in the house when she saw young women coming in and out of the basement door.

Illegal butt injections are a deadly trend that has popped up in recent years, as more and more women look for affordable ways to enhance their curves. In February, 34-year-old Wykesha Reid died after getting unlicenced butt injections.

This article was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com 

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