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Woman dies in basement after receiving illegal butt injections

2015-06-05 00:52:47

Kelly Mayhew

A Maryland woman who adored bootylicious Beyonce and Nicki Minaj died after receiving butt injections in a Queens basement by a quack doctor who fled the scene, police said Tuesday.

Kelly Mayhew, 34, succumbed to the botched procedure after driving with her mother to Far Rockaway from Maryland on Saturday.

“Her death just came out of nowhere,” said family friend Kem Harris.

Mayhew’s doomed trip to New York ended in a basement apartment in a two-family home on Dickens St. that doubled as the phony plastic surgeon’s office. She and her mother had arrived at the home about 5 p.m.

Mayhew started gurgling and struggling to breathe after the bogus doctor injected silicone into her, her mother told police.

The frantic mom sprang into action — performing CPR on her fading daughter and demanding the “doctor” call 911.

Instead, the suspect grabbed her keys, ran out of the house and sped away in a gray SUV, sources said.

The mother called 911 herself.

By the time cops arrived at 6:50 p.m., paramedics were already there performing CPR.

Mayhew — a freelancer for the BET Networks who boasted online about her curves — was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where she died.

Detectives were hunting for the unidentified suspect.

Kelly MayhewMayhew, pictured, and her mother drove up to New York City from Maryland so she could get the butt lift, police sources say.

“Too soon only 34 years old, mah heart can’t believe it,” Mayhew’s sister Cece wrote on Facebook.

“Our heart goes out to her family and we extend our deepest sympathies for their loss,” BET spokesman Jamie Owens said in a statement.

An initial autopsy was inconclusive.

“Following the examination, we are doing additional studies and also await the police investigation,” said Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the city medical examiner’s office.

Mayhew’s final post on Facebook was a photo of Minaj and Beyoncé. “Love,” reads the caption.

Her Facebook page also features a collage of pictures showing off her curves.

“Brains Beauty Boobs and Booty!” reads the caption.

Mayhew’s mother told police her daughter was healthy and had five previous butt enhancements.

Sources said Mayhew’s fatal procedure was organized by a family friend.

Mayhew’s mother, sometime after the suspect fled, tried to call the person who set up the appointment but couldn’t reach her. The pal later wiped her social media account clean, sources said.

A woman who answered Mayhew’s mother’s phone Tuesday declined to comment. “We don’t want to talk. I’m so sorry,” the woman said.

Kelly MayhewMaryland woman Kelly Mayhew died Saturday in Queens after she allegedly started gurgling and having difficulty breathing upon getting silicon injections from an unlicensed doctor.

Family friend Harris, meanwhile, described Mayhew as the kind of person who would do anything for a loved one.

“She just brought life to everybody,” Harris, 20, said.

Neighbors on Dickens St. were in disbelief.

“I was in complete shock when I heard about how the lady died,” said Judith Johnson, 45, who lives in the home next-door. “I had no idea something like that was going on.”

The suspect didn’t live in the basement apartment, sources said.

The owner of the three-story home said the tenant who was residing there was going through a “financial hardship.”

“I suspected something was going on but I didn’t know what it was,” added the owner, who declined to identify herself.

Mayhew isn’t the first woman to die in a botched butt lift in the city.

Tamara Blaine, 22, died in July 2013 after unlicensed beautician Tamira Mobley allegedly filled her with butt-enhancing injections inside the Liberty Inn Hotel on W. 10th St.


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