[an error occurred while processing this directive]
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
On-Air Now
Listen Live
Facebook

Teenager's death a 'terrible waste'

Wed, 16 Oct 2013

Caitlin Alker
Caitlin Alker

A coroner has described the suicide of a Douglas teenager last year as a ‘tragic and terrible waste’.

Yesterday John Needham concluded the inquest into the death of 19-year-old Caitlin Alker.

Caitlin committed suicide in the early hours of August 26th by hanging herself with her dressing gown cord in her bathroom following a night out with friends.

Offering his condolences to her family Mr Needham said the balance of Caitlin’s mind had been altered by a number of personal problems including abusive comments received on Facebook and an addiction to valium.

He said these had created an ‘unfortunate conjunction of circumstances’ which had ultimately led to her decision to take her own life.


 

Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed