Fam­ily and friends shed tears for tragic Jodie

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

Trib­utes have poured in for Jodie Muir, the teenager who trag­i­cally died at a party in Ruther­glen at the week­end.

The 16-year-old from Shet­tle­ston posted a pic­ture on her In­sta­gram page last Fri­day say­ing she was “buzzin’ ” to be go­ing to a friend’s that even­ing.

The East­bank Academy pupil fell ill whilst at a party on Fri­day even­ing and died a few hours later.

She was at the house party with around 40 to 50 other teenagers.

She re­turned home at around 5am on the Satur­day morn­ing and died within her home sev­eral hours later.

It is still un­clear whether or not the teenager died as a re­sult of tak­ing drugs or from nat­u­ral causes and fur­ther tests are be­ing car­ried out in or­der to es­tab­lish the ex­act cause of her death.

It has been sug­gested that tragic Jodie may have taken a form of ec­stasy at the party.

How­ever the school girl’s aunt urged peo­ple not to jump to con­clu­sions and claimed she could have died from a hered­i­tary heart con­di­tion.

Linda McArthur de­fended Jodie in re­sponse to harsh public com­ments posted on Po­lice Scot­land’s of­fi­cial Face­book page.

She wrote: “I’m her aunt, and she passed away noth­ing has been proven yet we have a heart con­di­tion in the fam­ily so if u can’t send ur con­do­lences then keep ur com­ment to your­self.”

Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Ciorstan Shearer of Po­lice Scot­land said: “My sym­pa­thies are with the girl’s fam­ily and we have spe­cially trained of­fi­cers pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance and sup­port to them at this sad time.

“I would urge any­one who was at this party and has taken drugs and is feel­ing un­well, or knows of some­one who took drugs at the party to at­tend or con­tact their lo­cal hos­pi­tal for treat­ment or ad­vice.

“I also urge any­one who was at the party to con­tact po­lice at Lon­don Road Po­lice Of­fice via tele­phone num­ber 101 as a mat­ter of ur­gency so that we can con­firm their safety and es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances in which the 16-year-old girl be­came un­well.”

Trib­utes on Jodie’s In­sta­gram page in­cluded shan­nenkayyy who wrote: “Rest in peace sweet­heart too gor­geous! Taken too young. Sleep tight x x x”.

kelsey_boyne wrote: “I didnt know you but rip taken far too young for a beauty <3”.

My sym­pa­thies are with the girl’s fam­ily at this sad time

Tragic Jodie Muir

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