Mystery over death of woman, 22, in city centre hotel as family heartbroken
A family grieving the death of their loved one has set up a GoFundMe to deal with funeral costs after the 22-year-old was found dead.
Paige Bartram, 22, had suddenly passed away in the OYO city centre hotel in Plymouth on April 22, with the cause of death still unknown.
Her mother, Vicky, has confirmed her daughter was epileptic, and a coroner's examination is set to be undertaken, although the office has told the family it could take four months to receive their loved one's body, PlymouthLive reported.
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A GoFundMe site has since been set up in an effort to raise funds for the upcoming funeral, raising £472 of its £4,000 goal so far.
The fundraiser, written by Paige's sister, Ellie, reads: "Paige Bartram was 22 years old and had so much to live for and to experience. Losing and out-living your child is a nightmare no parent would wish upon another.
"This has literally broke my mother and loss of Paige has affected our family, as once were six are now five.
"Growing up with someone, you’d never think about how life would be without them, the past few weeks we’ve had to accept the loss of our closest. My mum’s first daughter, my first best friend."
Paige's mum, Vicky, has since spoken to PlymouthLive and revealed investigators do not yet know the cause of death.
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She said: "Paige suffered from epilepsy. The investigation is ongoing – they've had the post mortem but they don't know the cause of her death yet.
"Brad, who's 20 and Ellie, who's 16, have been really upset by her passing, as has Mia, who's 11. Eight-year-old Riley and five-year-old Caleb, being so young, they don't really understand it as much, but it's been hard on all of them.
"She is going to be sorely missed by the whole family."
A police spokesperson at the time of Paige's death said: "Units attended along with the Ambulance service. A 22-year-old local woman was pronounced deceased at the scene; her next of kin have been informed.
"This death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is to be prepared for the coroner."
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