A BELLSHILL mum who found her daughter dead in her bed has paid tribute to the teenager who ‘touched the hearts’ of everyone she met.
Tragic Nicola Cairns was discovered by her mum Carrie on Sunday, May 8, as she went to say goodbye to her before she went to work.
The 19-year-old failed to wake up just hours after she sat happily with her family the night before watching television.
Despite the efforts of the emergency services, nothing could be done to save her.
Carrie said: “Nicola was such a happy girl, she just loved life.
“She loved music and watches, they were her favourite thing in the world.
“Nicola was so well loved, she touched the hearts of everyone she met.”
Nicola, who had physical and learning difficulties, was said to be her ‘normal, happy self’ the night before her death.
Carrie continued: She said: “I stuck my head into her room at about 7.20am before I went to work and that’s when I found her.
“I knew instantly when I saw her that she was dead.
“I called my husband through and he phoned the police, they were there really quickly but nothing could be done.”
A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances.
Full story in May 19 edition of Bellshill Speaker