On April 11, 28-year-old Suyima Torres went into an office in a West Miami-Dade strip mall to receive cosmetic injections in her buttocks. Ten hours later, she was dead.
Police are investigating the case as manslaughter and are still searching for the man who preformed the procedure.
According to CBS Miami, Torres had the procedure done at Cuerpos Health and Aesthetics LLC at 8410 West Flagler Street. Owner Ruth Plana, who has so far not been charged with any wrongdoing, refused to offer any information about the Venezuelan doctor who reportedly preformed the procedure on Torres. Police believe the man may have left the country.
Torres came in that day for her second round of injections. She had paid $2,300 in cash for the injections. The man injected an oily yellow mixture into Torres. Ten hours later she was pronounced dead at Doctor's Hospital.
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If the man is ever caught he could be charged with manslaughter related to the unlicensed practice of medicine, CBS reports.
This is far from the first case of death following back-alley butt injections in Miami-Dade. The infamous "Fix-a-Flat butt doctor" Oneal Morris is currently facing charges of manslaughter after one of her patients, Shatarka Nuby, died.
In 2009, New Times chronicled the after-jail life of Donnie Hendrix, the back-alley silicone pumpster responsible for the death of 53-year-old Vera Lawrence.