Police Appeal After Girl's Death
19 May 2011, 07:09
Friends of a teenager who died after claiming she had a stalker are being urged to come forward in a bid to find out if she had taken any drugs on the night she died.
Aspiring model Emily Longley, 17, was found dead earlier this month at an address in Bournemouth, Dorset. She was a student at Brockenhurst College.
Originally from Auckland in New Zealand, she was living with relatives when she was found dead on May 7th. She’d been over here for around eight months and had been working at Topshop.
She had returned to visit friends and family last month and had only returned to the UK a week before her death.
A post-mortem examination failed to establish how she died and police are waiting for further toxicology reports.
A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, who were arrested in connection with the teenager's death, were later bailed pending further inquiries.
Insp Neil Devoto, who is leading the investigation, said officers had been able to piece together Miss Longley's movements up until late evening on May 6.
“Emily was a fit and healthy young lady at the start of her life,” he said.
“While we await the toxicology report, we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry and I would appeal for anyone who has knowledge of anything that Emily may have taken that evening to come forward.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who has any information which may assist the police investigation establishing how and why Emily died.
“All information will be treated in strictest confidence.”
Three days before the teenager died she shared her fears on Facebook that she was being stalked.
She wrote: “I have a stalker!!!”
The teenager went on later to post: “Someone just called me and I was like who's this?
“And they were like 'you don't know me but I know everything about you' and I was like 'how did you get my number' and he was like 'I'll tell you when I see you' and kept asking me out.
“So I hung up and they won't stop calling.
“I'm really scared! Ha. It's a private number as well. Some people need to get a life!”
On May 5 she posted that she was “down and out”.
An inquest into Miss Longley's death has been opened and adjourned.