Teen found dead in bed after she spent the night drinking vodka, snorting cocaine and taking morphine tablets
An inquest in Pontypridd heard that 18-year-old Jenna Davison was singing and giggling in her bedroom in the Bridgend family home in the early morning hours with her girlfriend, Melissa Nottingham
An 18-year-old make-up artist in training was found dead on her bed after she spent a night downing vodka with her new girlfriend whom she met on Tinder. An inquest in Pontypridd heard that teen Jenna Davison was heard "singing and giggling" in her bedroom in the Bridgend family home in the early morning hours with her girlfriend, Melissa Nottingham. When Nottingham woke up the following day, she leaned in to give her lover a kiss on the lips but noticed that they were cold and blue.
Nottingham told the Daily Mail that she got up to use the bathroom before she went back to the bed. She said: "I gave her a kiss on the cheek and I just cwtched (cuddled) up next to her. I woke up again later on and I went to give her a kiss and I noticed that she had not moved. I went to hold her hand and I couldn't get my hand in between hers. I went to give her a kiss on the lips and I noticed that her lips were all blue and she was cold. I tried to wake her up and I opened her eye and noticed that her pupils were not responsive."
The inquest then heard that the panicked girl went to the top of the stairs and told Davison's father: "I can't wake Jenna." Jason Davison reportedly tried to wake his daughter up before he called the ambulance at 3:53 p.m. and then performed CPR.
In spite of the best efforts of everyone involved, however, Davison was pronounced dead in Bridgend, South Wales. Her mother, Maria, described her teen daughter as the "bubbliest, happiest girl" who was always "full of life". She said: "I'm devastated by the loss of my daughter. She was my best friend and I can't believe that she has gone."
The court then heard that Davison had previously broken her back in a serious fall back in 2017 when she plummeted 30ft from a window. She was prescribed morphine tablets at the time to deal with the pain. On the night before her tragic death, Davison had been drinking copious amounts of vodka and was also taking cocaine with Nottingham. The girlfriend said that she remembers being offered a morphine tablet by Davison but had never seen them before and also didn't see Davison taking a tablet.
Nottingham was arrested later for possession of a controlled substance after the authorities searched her vehicle and found a bag with traces of cocaine and diazepam tablets. The toxicology reports found that Davison was twice the driving limit for alcohol. She also had cocaine as well as 485mg per liter of morphine in her system. The medical cause of death was alcohol, morphine, and cocaine toxicity.
Senior coroner Andrew Barkley recorded the conclusion of drug-related death at the inquest in Pontypridd. He said: "There is no doubt in my mind that Jenna Rose Davison, on that occasion, did take these drugs willingly. I found no evidence of foul play."