Jessica Colker and Brian Melito (Photo from Facebook)

A suspect has been charged in connection to the death of an Atlanta woman who was killed while vacationing on the Caribbean island of Grenada, according to a report from CBS46.

Dave Martin Benjamin, 27, has been charged in connection to the murder of 39 year-old Jessica Colker, a physician assistant at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and resident of Candler Park.

Colker was walking on a beach with her husband when they were attacked on Jan. 24, according to Assistant Superintendent Sylvan McIntyre with the Grenada Police Force.

An autopsy report released Tuesday stated that Colker died as a result of extensive skull fracture and asphyxia.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.