Death of a Stranger

Published December 14, 2014 by suejansons

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homelessLast Friday night, In a single room on the third floor of a house in Bournemouth Town Centre, a young man I did not know and never met took his own life.

His short, troubled life was brought to a sad and lonely end by a suspected overdose from non-prescription drugs. His death is all the more tragic because it passed unknown and unrecorded throughout the weekend.

In fact the passing of this young man only came to the attention of the authorities on the following Monday, when another resident in the building, in the very next room, complained to the Landlord that there was a terrible smell coming from room number 7.

Not one word of this young man’s death has made the local newspaper; apart from a few residents at the property and those they may have told, his passing has remained almost a secret. Almost.

The young…

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