29-year-old woman found dead in Airbnb bathroom by friend over hen weekend
A 29-year-old woman was found dead in the bathroom of an Airbnb during a hen weekend, an inquest has heard.
Kay Reed was found by her friend on the bathroom floor of a flat in Liverpool.
A coroner ruled on Monday that her death was alcohol-related.
Reed, from Redcar, North Yorkshire, had traveled to Liverpool by minibus on Friday April 29 to celebrate a friend’s upcoming wedding with a hen weekend.
The group spent the next day celebrating and playing crazy golf before heading back to their flats in Dale Street.
Reed complained of feeling sick to the stomach and went to bed, but was later found on the apartment bathroom floor at around 1:30 a.m. on May 1 by a friend.
Paramedics were called but she could not be revived, her inquest heard in Liverpool.
Reed, a call center agent who earned a master’s degree from Birmingham City University in 2016, went out for a drink at a bachelorette party in Liverpool city center on the evening of April 29.
The following day, the group went to a Wetherspoons at 10.30am, then played crazy golf at Junkyard Golf Club and ate at Five Guys restaurant, before heading back to Dale Street to get ready for a night out.
They spent the evening at the Alma De Cuba bar on Seel Street and returned to the apartments at 00:30. She was found on the bathroom floor an hour later.
Anita Bhardwaj, coroner, said: “It is more likely than not that the alcohol consumed rendered Kay unconscious.
“Kay vomited and inhaled stomach acid into his upper airways, resulting in his death.
“It’s something a lot of people do, go out drinking, it’s not something unusual and she was clearly very unhappy with the results of what happened. I think it shows how much alcohol can be dangerous.”
Reed’s friends paid tribute to him in a webpage created in his memory.
Louise said: “Enjoy paradise, my perfect Kay. I wish you were here to see how much you are loved.
“I love you more than words could ever say and actions could ever show. You are the light in my world and I will keep you with me forever.”
Bride Lauren Kenny said: “Keep smiling and singing, beautiful girl! Until we meet again, you will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Gemma said: “Kay, you had the ability to instantly put people at ease. From the moment we met, your bubbly positive personality just radiated and it was an absolute pleasure to be with you.
“I can’t believe how our weekend with so many amazing memories ended the way it did and I’m so sorry.
“I find it hard to understand what happened and life seems so unfair, but I know you will find your family in paradise.”
Samantha said, “Your personality shone bright and now you shine on all of us. Keep dancing up there, until we meet again.”