Video footage from a foster home revealed a constant string of people including ‘older men’ visiting the girls room at night time before her 2014 death.

*TRIGGER warning

The footage shows people coming and going, and staff from the facility in Pennant Hills, north west Sydney, told an inquest into the 15-year-old’s death: ‘It was becoming a bit of a drop-in house’.

The case worker told the inquest people ‘would come and go at all hours’, The Daily Telegraph reported.

‘Older men’ would climb into her room through her window, the inquest heard.

The inquest heard that on occasion up to 10 unapproved visitors could be in a bedroom at the facility — which no longer exists — and as youth workers ushered them out the front door the visitors would run around the back and re-enter through a window.

Two nights before the girl died, a man can be seen sneaking into her bedroom through a window at the care home, according to CCTV played at the inquest.

The girl, he told police in a later interview, showed him about 1.5 points of heroin and remarked ‘look what I’ve got,’ the inquest heard.

The man took all the drugs, passed out and slept through the night, the inquest heard.

In the morning he dashed for help after hearing the girl making a strange breathing noise.

A carer tried to revive her and paramedics managed to restart her heart but she remained unconscious and wasn’t able to breath independently.

The girl died early the next morning, on April 21, 2014, at the Westmead Children’s Hospital.

Evidence at the inquest is expected to show she died after injecting a ‘speedball’ – a ‘particularly dangerous’ concoction of heroin and methamphetamine.

We have chosen not to include the footage in our post.

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  • It appears the video has been removed. There is now only a blurry photo which is enough to arouse high emotions. Were windows open or locked and forced; or did the guy leave the window open so he could return later?.
    People ask the the foster parents or supervisors are. They are most likely asleep and may not have been aware of this happening. Question is, did she inject the drugs or did he?
    I know of a case where the opposite happened. A country relative of mine was boarding at a school in a dormitory in the state’s capital city. THe Dormitory Carer’s daughter was visiting at night to sleep with a different boy each night. Our relative who was only about 13.o. , instead of going across to his classroom next morning ran away to an Uncle’s place and told him what was happening. His uncle then went to the school with the lad and reported it, then went to the Police later a week or so later when no action was taken. As it was not long until the end of the school year he boarded with his Uncle.
    The following 3 years, my sister and I slept in one room, and my cousin boarded with us. He went home on long weekends, school holidays and special occasions.


  • Poor girl! I can’t even imagine how much she suffered through her short life. :-(


  • Where were the staff looking after the foster teenager?


  • Awful, so sad !!
    I didn’t know btw that foster homes still excisted ?


  • I read that this poor young girl had been abused for most of her young life. What a sad end.


  • Thank you for not including the footage.
    Such a sad story.

    • I agree – not necessary to include it at all.


  • The sad reality of drug taking. Such a sad end to a young life


  • and there is nothing the carers could do to stop it happening but call the police, either way sadly it was going to keep happening


  • This is distressing and horrific for so many reasons.


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