42-year-old former high school swimming sensation Jamaie Cail, who won a gold medal at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, was pronounced dead soon after being found by her boyfriend on the floor of their residence in the U.S. Virgin Islands just after midnight last Tuesday. Police are investigating her death.
Jamie Cail performs during the Phillips 66 National Championship at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville, Tennessee, August 1, 1997, Getty Images
U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department statement:
Female Found Unresponsive by Boyfriend in Their St. John Residence
Feb 21, 2023
St. John, USVI – On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at approximately 2:39 a.m., detectives were notified of a dead on arrival (D.O.A) case at the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic on St. John.
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. The female was identified by her boyfriend as 42-year-old, Ms. Jamie Cail from New Hampshire.
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.
Video report by WMUR-TV:
Summary of Cail’s swimming career via SwimSwam (excerpt):
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. She swam the 3rd leg alongside Lindsay Benko, Ashley Whitney, and Jenny Thompson.
Cail also 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.
Cail swam for the legendary Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, where she remains the team record holder in the 200 yard fly, 400 yard IM, 200 meter IM, and 400 meter IM in the 15-16 age group.
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