14-year-old girl found dead in her Thornton Heath home being treated as suicide
November 18, 2014
14-year-old Ashdon was found dead in her home on Saturday
A 14-year-old girl found dead in her home, in what is being treated as a suspected suicide, may have been the victim of bullying.
The girl, known as Ashdon, posted "Imma miss you all" on Facebook as her final message a few hours before she died.
The young girl, who was a student at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College, was found dead in her Croydon home on Saturday afternoon.
Police officers were called to the scene of the “sudden death” and whilst they are investigating the death, say it is not being treated as suspicious.
In some of the tributes to the girl on social media from friends it is implied that the teenager was suffering from bullying.
One friend, Darling Bless, wrote: "This is too sad, people need to think before they talk. You don't have to bully someone physically but mentally and emotionally. Rip Ashdon sorry you had to die this way."
Another wrote: "Young people, please stop the bullying. You don't know the effects that your behaviour or words can have on someone.”
Another person warned, "May God have mercy upon your soul you nasty bullies. I don't know how the hell you sleep at night!"
Tributes have flooded in for the teenage girl whose Headteacher, Amanda Compton, described as, “a lively and intelligent student.”
Ms Compton added that, “The whole college are deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic news of Ashdon and we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family at this incredibly difficult time."
One of Ashdon’s friends wrote on Twitter: "RIP to one of my bestest friends ever. You had your whole life ahead of you, my inspiration RIP ashdon."
Another wrote, "Only 14. way to young to die man. you'll always be with me ash, love you so much, heaven's gained another angel for true."
Thaila Sky Ize said, "I'm broken by your loss but glad your in a safer place in heaven may the angels be with you and we will try so hard for you not to be forgotten and you will always be in our hearts."
"I hate that you're gone, but Gods received one of the most beautiful angels there is," wrote Kaay Shakurr.
Even those who did not know the teenager personally have been moved by the tragic incident. Kel Thompson posted: "Rest in perfect peace beautiful princess. I didn't know you but I'm very saddened to know that the only way you could see out was to take your own life. […] I wish you could have talked to someone about how you were feeling. I wish I had known you."
If you are a young person suffering in any way and would like to speak to someone confidentially then please contact the Samaritans, either by phoning 08457 90 90 90 or visiting a local branch. (Their phonelines are open 24/7 every single day of the year.)