A adolescent who was the “life and spirit of the celebration” took her own life, leaving a family inconsolable.
Following her discovery near a multi-story parking lot in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, Chloe Lowther, 18, passed away on July 23.
The “outgoing” café employee had purchased bacon and eggs the day before to help with a hangover, thus her passing came as a huge shock to her family.
The sister of Chloe is now working to increase awareness of mental health issues in order to save other families from suffering the same tragedy.
25-year-old Shannon Walker said “Chloe had been through a lot, and I believe that everything built up.
“Chloe was constantly doing something with someone since she was so social and had so many pals.
“She was definitely the life of the party.”
Shannon added how her sister’s death came as a complete shock to her and the family, although they found some comfort in knowing there were people trying to help Chloe when she died.
“It didn’t really sink in until the next day to be honest,” Shannon said.
“The morning before she’d been buying bacon and eggs for a hangover cure.
I was shocked when I first learned of everything, even though I knew she was struggling and dealing with problems in her life.
Added her: “But we did find some solace in the fact that she wasn’t alone.
It has been somewhat soothing that she had some people talking to her and attempting to stop her from doing it there.
Since Chloe’s passing, Shannon has established a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to raise mental health awareness and shed some light on the situation.
The money received will be used to aid as much as possible with the burial expenses for her younger sister.
Shannon remarked: “Hopefully, we can turn this horrible scenario around and prevent it from happening.
“No parent should ever have to bury their child and I just want to make it easier for them.
“They have enough going on without worrying about the cost of the send off that Chloe deserves.”