The mysterious death of a man who bit a woman onboard an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Dublin is no longer quite as mysterious. An autopsy found the man had 80 10-gram pellets of suspected cocaine in his stomach, and at least one of them reportedly burst, likely killing him.
The deceased man, who became ill mid-flight and bit another passenger, was identified as John Kennedy Santos Gurjao, a 24-year-old Brazilian.
Ireland’s RTE reports one other passenger was detained in Cork, where the plane was rerouted after the incident, and remained under arrest as of Monday night. She’s described as a Portuguese resident of Dublin who works as “a consultant to non-EU residents seeking visas to work and study in Ireland.”
Her connection to the deceased man, if any, remains unclear.