A TEENAGE girl with “wonderful potential” was tragically found hanged in her bedroom, an inquest heard yesterday.
Chantelle Jones was found at her home in Wrexham on October 1, and pronounced dead despite efforts to save her.
The 13-year-old, who attended Castell Alun High School, was found “not conscious or breathing”, a coroner told Ruthin County Hall.
North Wales east and central coroner John Gittins said: “It appears the circumstances presented to me indicate an apparent act of self harm.”
A probe is still active into what the coroner described as a “tragic death” the North Wales Post reported.
Tributes were paid to the “adorable” Army Cadet, part of the Brynteg branch.
Detachment commander, Captain Mervyn Jones, said: “It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Brynteg Cadet, Chantelle Jones, aged 13.
“Chantelle had been a cadet for nearly 12 months completing her basic training and was progressing her one-star training up to the Covid restrictions.
“She had attended two company and a county training weekend.
“Chantelle will be sadly missed, not just by Brynteg cadets but everyone in Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF, and we extend our deepest sympathy to Alison and Alex Jones, and all the family.”
Detachment instructor, Kyle Williams, added: “It was a pleasure and honour to have been part of her journey with cadets.”
Albuhera company commander, Major Andrea Burton, also offered her
condolences to the family.
A fundraiser has now been set up by those who knew Chantelle to raise funds for her family.
Chantelle’s mother, Alison Jones, said: “Thank you all, as her parents we are truly overwhelmed with all the messages.”
Jo Jones, who launched the fundraiser, wrote: “In memory of an adorable young girl from our village.
“Loved by all who met her, she was as bright as a button and will never be forgot. [sic]
“For anyone wishing to donate, the money will be used to bring some small comfort to the family at this very sad time.
“Please give as little or as much as you can. Thank you.”