Thieves target home after suicide

Thieves target home after suicide

A Co Down mother has described those responsible for robbing her daughter's home after she took her own life as "absolutely disgusting".

Michelle Lowery from Ballynahinch told UTV that her "heart is broken" after the suicide of 20-year-old Natasha last month."Never in a million a years did I ever think I'd lose any of my kids, never," she said.Less than a week after the grief-stricken family had laid her to rest, opportunists broke into Natasha's house on Hillfoot Crescent, which is not far away from the family home and a stole some of her favourite belongings including her jewellery."It's disgusting how somebody, obviously somebody who knew the house was empty and I just couldn't get over them taking the child's jewellery, it was for her close friends and I can't even give them that now," Michelle explained.Michelle is appealing to the thieves to return her daughter's precious possessions.She added: "Even if they left it at my front door in the middle of the night or in a chapel or left it somewhere where somebody could find it, at least I'd have her stuff back."The burglary took place sometime between 8pm on Tuesday 6 May and 1.55pm on Wednesday 7 May.Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact them at Ballymena on the new non-emergency number 101.

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