Christe Chen's LAST moments: Newlywed's Fiji honeymoon ended with drunken fight and her slumped in a toilet
Newlywed Memphis pharmacist, Christe Chen Dawson, was found dead in a hotel room at a luxurious resort in the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. She married Bradley Robert Dawson in February this year, and mere months after that, she was found dead on July 9, 2022. While Bradley has been charged with murder, he maintains his innocence and claims that her death was an accident. Now, new reports claim that Chen was found slumped in between the toilet and the wall after she was beaten to death.
As per Daily Mail, Christe Dawson, 36, drunk at the moment, reportedly had an argument with her husband Bradley Dawson for inappropriately dancing with someone else at the party before she was found dead slumped in the space between the toilet and the wall on July 9 at the secluded $3,500-a-night Turtle Island Resort. Previously, the post-mortem report revealed that Chen had suffered multiple traumatic injuries to her body, as well as blunt force trauma to the head. As per the sources, the couple attended a "family fun night" at the resort with the staff and other guests before getting "very drunk."
The sources explained that while the couple was initially having fun, things started to get heated when Bradley Dawson started acting inappropriately with someone else who was present at the party. Witness told the publication, "They were enjoying themselves and drinking quite a lot but towards the end they looked troubled." This hints toward the looming horror that would leave Chen dead. It's understood that the couple left the party, argued on the beach, and ultimately headed back to their private bungalow at about midnight. Chen was found dead just two days after they checked into the elite private resort.
Christe Chen's final moments
What happened after the couple went back to their private space? A witness told the publication, "Not long after that, guests in the bungalow next door said they heard arguing, a loud scream, and then silence." It's also explained that Chen was found bloodied in the washroom by their personal butler who noted that the body was squashed and slumped into the tight space between the toilet and the wall. While Dawson claims that this was an accident, Ronald Gordon, Chen's family lawyer explains that her body was so badly beaten and bruised that Chen's family had to cremate her before bringing her back to the United States.
According to the night watchman, Dawson was seen walking around the lengths of Turtle Island on the night Chen was killed. He allegedly left his GPS watch and mobile phone in the bungalow but made sure to carry his wallet and passport before making the run for Matacawa Levu Island, which is 1.2 miles away from the location. Gordon claims that Dawson was in the hopes of reaching the mainland, which is 2 or 3 boat rides away so that he could flee Fiji. Manoa Ratulele, 49, told Daily Mail that Dawson could not make it that far as he was spotted with cuts and bruises at about 3 pm on July 10. But by the time he re-emerged, the police had already been looking for him for 36 hours. Chen's friend Matt Koenig, told Daily Mail, "Christe was caring, funny, generous, the kind of person who can make friends with anyone."