The parents of 14-year-old Liandra John of Grand Bacolet in St. Andrew has utterly dismissed claims that she may have voluntarily taken her own life.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the teenager, who was a Form 3 student at the Westerhall Secondary School in St. David’s was rushed to the hospital by friends last week Wednesday after presenting symptoms associated with poisoning.
She reportedly died at the hospital the same night, which led to the circulation of claims that she had committed suicide by ingesting the toxic herbicide, Gramoxone.
A post-mortem has confirmed that the 14-year-old died after consuming a poisonous substance.
However, information reaching THE NEW TODAY is that toxicology testing must also be conducted to determine, exactly which poisonous substance she consumed.
Toxicology is a science that deals with poisons, their effects and with the problems involved, such as clinical, industrial or legal.
Up to press time Wednesday, the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) was not in possession of that report or in a position to disclose where exactly the testing was/is being conducted.
According to Liandra’s grieving father, Andy Mc Millan, she met her unfortunate death while visiting with some friends in the Grand Anse area.
Mc Millan said that his daughter left home last week Tuesday afternoon for Grand Anse and at around 9.00 p.m. last week Wednesday he received a phone call stating that she is dead.
Although, Liandra, who is the eldest of five children, is known to have run away from home in the past, he said he does not believe that she will take her own life.
He urged the public to “not go around making false allegations” against his daughter even though she is dead.
“Don’t make false allegations on someone even though they are dead,” he declared.
Mother of the deceased teenager, Beverly Mc Millan said her daughter will be greatly missed.
“She was a very nice person, always friendly with her brothers and sisters and even on the day that she was leaving, she told them that she was coming back…and they are now looking for her to come back.
“It is a very sad moment for them knowing that they wouldn’t get to play with her (and) to see her alive again.
Police Investigations are continuing into the death of the 14-year-old.