An 18-year-old girl took her own life three months after being raped while on holiday in Greece.
Julie Crowe, from Porterstown Lane, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, was found dead on November 4, 2019 after jumping off a bridge.
An inquest at Dublin District Coroner's Court this week was told that the drugging and rape incident saw her develop low mood and thoughts of self harm.
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And despite the Gardai contacting Greek police about it, it is not thought that any criminal investigation has progressed, despite Julie giving a statement about it to Interpol, the international police organisation.
According to the Irish Mirror, her mum Anna Crowe said she had been phoned by her husband, Gary, at around 2.20pm to say that Julie was at the M3 bridge.
Sadly, just 90 minutes later, she was pronounced dead by medical staff who said she had suffered from “catastrophic injuries”.
Dr Omer Chaudhary confirmed that she was diagnosed with suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and a moderate depressive episode, but showed no signs of taking her own life.
She was also only considered to be a low-to-moderate risk of self-harm.
When Julie took her own life, her mum appeared on Irish television to issue an urgent warning to anyone looking to go on holiday to Greece.
She said: ”The Julie that came home from Greece was operating on two different levels, one functioning and the other broken trying to fill in gaps in her memory after being drugged and raped.
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“We were warned [by her college counsellor] that she would need to be watched as she was in a very fragile state.
“She was haunted by the trauma of what happened and she was haunted by the thought that she would never get any kind of justice.
“And I suppose she felt very helpless and she probably felt a certain amount of guilt and regret about her own decision-making.
“She had done everything that she believed had been right.”
For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.
If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.
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