13-year-old who was afraid of her wardrobe found dead after she accidentally hung herself inside it
The inquest into the tragic death of 13-year-old Hazel Bradley heard that she was terrified of her wardrobe after she watched the animated film 'Monsters, Inc.'
An inquest has heard that a schoolgirl died after she sleepwalked into the wardrobe in her bedroom and hanged herself by accident. 13-year-old Hazel Bradley reportedly had episodes of sleepwalking in the past and was found in the wardrobe dressed in her school uniform and hanged. The inquest into her tragic death heard that Hazel was terrified of her wardrobe after she watched the animated film 'Monsters, Inc.'
Daily Mail reported that a coroner has ruled her death as an accident after her devastated parents told the authorities that they were positive that she was sleepwalking.
Her mother, 43-year-old Rebecca, said that at around 9:20 pm on May 23, she hugged and kissed Hazel goodnight after they had a "lovely chat". The following morning, around 6:45 am, however, her shocked father, 44-year-old Graham, found her hanged in the wardrobe at the family home in Caerphilly, South Wales.
Rebecca said that her daughter had "issues with her wardrobe" after she watched the film 'Monsters, Inc.' She said in a statement: "She always had to have the door shut. Hazel had issues with wardrobes, so I am convinced she was sleepwalking. She had so much to live for."
The hearing which took place at Gwent Coroner's Office in Newport was told that the teen had a "vivd imagination" but was an excellent student in school, a talented musician, and loved swimming. Earlier, Rebecca had found her daughter sleepwalking in the kitchen and she was dressed in her school uniform on that occassion as well.
Senior Gwent Coroner Wendy James said: "Hazel left no note nor had she communicated any such intention to her parents. Hazel had a history of sleepwalking and based on the evidence I cannot be certain of her intentions, and I cannot rule out the possibility that death arose as a result of a tragic accident."
Hazel's parents said in a funeral notice that was issed in June: "Our beautiful daughter Hazel Georgina Bradley died on Thursday 24th May 2018. Taken from us far to soon. Hazel touched many people from all walks of life."