THE mysterious death of a 17-year-old New Zealand girl in England, two days after she told friends she had a stalker, was being investigated by police today.
The body of Emily Longley was found Saturday morning at an address in Bournemouth, southwest England, where she had lived for eight months, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Her father Mark said the teen, who grew up in Auckland, had apparently died in her sleep, but the exact cause of death remained a mystery.
British police said a 19-year-old man was helping with their inquiries, but was not under arrest. In a statement on the Dorset Police website Detective Inspector Neil Devoto appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Queenswood Ave, Bournemouth to come forward.
Last Wednesday, Longley wrote on her Facebook page that she was being stalked, The Sun reported. She wrote, “Someone just called me. They were like, ‘You don’t know me but I know everything about you.’
“He kept asking me out. I hung up and they won’t stop calling.”
The stunning blond, who studied at Brockenhurst College and worked in Top Shop, recently flew back to the UK after Easter with her parents Caroline and Mark.
Her parents are heading to Britain to try and find out what happened to their daughter.