Charlotte Malkin supposedly drowned but came back to life while Dr. Ian McVay was performing an autopsy. McVay was told that she had spent two hours in the water. She was brought to him "dead". When he began the autopsy, however, it appeared she came back to life, as documented in an audio recording.
Her mother, Joyce Malkin, claimed that the resurrection was a miracle. According to her, Charlotte drowned in a river, and then woke up the next day. Richard Malkin, her father, claimed that his wife was lying to discredit him; Malkin worked as a psychic but admitted to being a fake.
Eko, tasked with investigating her mother's claims, went to see Charlotte, but her father refused to let the two speak to each other.
- Charlotte is of French origin and means "little and womanly". It is the feminine diminutive of "Charles", and has been in use in England since the 17th century. Both ultimately come from a Germanic source, the Old English being "churl".
- Charlotte was also the name of a future main character.