Nicole Smith and her daughter Sophie were "inseparable". When her daughter died mysteriously, the mother decided to remain with her lifeless body for days before she was discovered..
Losing a child is never easy and coping with this unfathomable loss is excruciating. Last week, a Queensland-based mother was faced with this tragic reality after her 11-year-old daughter, Sophie, passed away under mysterious circumstances. The grieving mother, identified as Nicole Smith, was reportedly discovered lying beside her lifeless daughter's body for days. As per The Sun, Nicole's husband Edward, who is a fly-in, fly-out worker, was concerned about his family's wellbeing as he hadn't heard from the "inseparable" pair for a couple of days. Due to the nature of his work, Edward could not be there personally to check on them and so he sought the help of his neighbors.
Heartbroken mum lay with body of her beloved daughter for days after mystery death https://t.co/jGTkDAERj4— The Sun (@TheSun) August 6, 2019
Reports further state how the girl's school attempted to contact the family after Sophie was absent for several days. In order to relieve Edward of his worry, one of the neighbors rushed to their house only to find a dead Sophie and an injured Nicole lying beside her beloved daughter on Thursday last week wounded. Following the arrival of the paramedics, the mother was rushed to the hospital and medical professionals were able to stabilize her condition. Nicole's wounds were believed to be self-inflicted. Although investigations around the circumstances of the girl's death are still on, it is being treated as a "non-suspicious" case.
According to news. com.au, Detective Inspector Owen Elloy of Cleveland released a statement saying, "Obviously, it’s a very sad event, and it’s not something at this point in time we believe is suspicious." People living around the neighborhood informed the officials that the mother stayed with her daughter's deceased body for a "number of days" before someone discovered them. Once the heartbreaking news reached Edward, he paid a tribute to his dear daughter with a heavy heart. "We now have a guardian angel looking over us," said the father of the 11-year-old.
"Nicky and I have a huge void in our hearts and a part of our lives is missing. Thank you so much for your kind words and support," he continued. Describing the relationship between the mother-daughter duo, a family friend told the Courier-Mail how both were "inseparable." The person continued, "(Nicole) is such a beautiful mum, I can’t imagine her without her daughter. Her whole world was Sophie, her life is her daughter. She is a charitable, lovely lady."
😢💜— Diane MW (@didoh) August 6, 2019
A GoFundMe page for Sophie's funeral was set up by family friends to express their grief. "We are close friends of the family and wanted to do something to help alleviate the financial burden, now is not the time to be worrying about how to pay funeral costs, rent and the general bills that keep on coming," they wrote. Soon the comment section filled up with condolences from people everywhere. Diana Ross wrote: No words can help with the pain , I just hope you can make peace with this tragedy and learn to live sgain. Lots of love Di xxxx
I knew Sophie, she was a beautiful, loving and caring young girl, so happy and bouncy. The Unicorn girl and her mum Nicole and her were inseparable. It pains me so much to think what Mum, Dad and other family and close friends are going through. I just want them all to have something they don’t need to worry about and by donating it’s the only one thing I can do for them . RIP Sophie, fly high with the Angels, added Kerri Vidler. Kuruwita Jayasinghe expressed how gut-wrenching losing a daughter is . She stated: I have a young daughter too and I can’t imagine this Mother’s pain at being separated from Sophie. Hoping this small contribution will help in some way xx. As of now, people have contributed $11,556 which is over the $10,000 goal.