MALIBU—The body of a woman found on December 20 in a lagoon has been identified as a 31 year-old singer/model Beldina Nyadwe.
Nyadwe’s body was found floating which prompted a report to be made to lifeguards. Paramedics arrived in the area of the 23200 block of West Pacific Coast Highway at about 12:49 p.m. She was officially declared deceased at 1:02 p.m. by LACFD. At the time, Nyadwe’s body was discovered, her body was assumed to be in the water for a period of time.
Before Nyadwe’s body was discovered her agency filed a missing person’s report with the Los Angeles Police Department. According to reports made by The Local Malibu, her agent was the one to identify her body by her distinctive tattoos.
The autopsy is pending and the cause of death has not been determined.
Before her death the singer tweeted, “I wish someone could convince me to stay” and “trying to get to heaven” on December 19, each tweet just an hour apart from each other. There has been some speculation that the tweets indicate Nyadwe’s thoughts of suicide.
The singer/model’s friend Katja Andersson announced on Facebook December 24, “Feels pretty unreal to post this… In loving memory of Beldina Nyadwe. With extreme saddened hearts, our beautiful sister and dear friend has left us too soon. Sing from the heavens. Rest amongst the Angels.”
Nyadwe was a Swedish-Kenyan singer/model that was featured in Sweden’s Elle magazine. She represented Adidas “Caliroots” campaign in May 2018. Her first album “Opening Act” was released in Sweden in 2014 featuring DJ Booth. Nyadwe also attended The Adolf Fredriks Flickkor which is regarded as Sweden’s most prestigious music schools.
While born in Stockholm, Nyadwe considered herself a “Kenyan goddess from Sweden to the world.”
According to the LA County Medical Examiner PIO Sarah Ardalani, Nyadwe’s cause of death was deferred. In an email to Canyon News Ardalani wrote, “When the doctor defers a case, he or she is requesting additional investigation or testing before providing a final determination on the cause and manner of death. Because the case is deferred and there is an ongoing death investigation, the department cannot disclose what additional measures are being taken or details about the case.”