A British teen
killed herself by putting a plastic bag over her head
after being dumped by a former lover, reported Kent
News from an inquest held on Thursday.
Hyatt-Green, 17, suffocated in her home in Gillingham, in
the English county of Kent, on the morning of
February 4 after her ex-girlfriend told her she didn't
love her anymore. Hyatt-Green had been to visit the
her former lover the night before she killed herself.
Rawcliffe of the Kent police told Kent News that
Hyatt-Green "had cycled round to her friend's house on
the Friday night because she believed she was in the
company of another girl."
Janice Hyatt, described her daughter to the Kent News
as a happy, easy-going, funny girl who was crazy about
soccer and played for the top women's team, Gillingham
Ladies Football Club. She also coached the game to younger
girls at her school.
that her daughter had been openly lesbian for several years
and was comfortable with her sexuality.
her daughter on the morning of February 4. "It was a
total shock," she said. "I went into her room and she was
lying faceup in her day clothes with a plastic bag
tied over her head. I removed the bag, but I knew she
was already dead when I rang the ambulance."
suicide notes for her mother, friends, soccer team, and her
Kent News, coroner Roger Sykes recorded
that she had intended to take her own life: "She had such
intense and deep feelings for this girl that when she found
out they were no longer reciprocated, she felt she
could not go on. First loves with teenagers often
create deep and intense feelings, which they are not able
to put into perspective as easily as those who are older and
wiser. She must have felt that there could never be
another like her. It is a desperately sad and tragic
loss of a young life." (The Advocate)