August 22, 2019

Emily Longley investigation follows drug leads

Emily Longley - a sad remider that drink and drugs can lead to tragedy.

British police investigating the sudden death of Kiwi teenager Emily Longley in Bournemouth have been able to “piece together” the final moments leading up to her death.

They are closely following lines of inquiry around Longley’s possible drug taking on the night she died.

The 17 year-old aspiring model was found dead 10 days ago at her boyfriend’s house in Bournemouth, in south-west England.

A team of detectives from Dorset Police have been investigating the death that has become the focus of intense media interest.

Senior investigating officer, Inspector Neil Devoto, says police are keen to receive any information about drugs Longley may have taken on the night she died.

“We have spoken to a number of Emily’s friends and acquaintances who have helped piece together Emily’s movements up until late evening on Friday 6 May,” Devoto said.

“While we await the toxicology report, we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry and I would appeal for anyone who has knowledge of anything that Emily may have taken that evening to come forward”.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who has any information which may assist the police investigation establishing how and why Emily died. All information will be treated in strictest confidence.”

Shortly after the discovery of Longley’s body, police arrested then released on bail her boyfriend, Elliot Turner, 19, and another 17 year-old male.

Emily Longley had been living in Auckland, New Zealand but had got in with the ‘wrong crowd’ and was sent to live in England with her grandmother in Bournemouth for a ‘fresh start’.

Prior to her departure from New Zealand, Longley had appeared in court twice. The nature of the charges are not allowed to be released in the media.

It is not rocket science though. Emily had got into drink, drugs and parties. The tragedy is that her ‘fresh start’ sounds like it became more of the same.