Mother shares warning photos of daughter’s dead body: ‘This is what heroin does to a person’


Mother shares photos of daughter’s dead body: ‘This is what heroin does to a person’

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Two months ago, Jared Smallwood got a strange feeling while eating a bowl of cereal in the trailer home he shared with his older sister.

Realising he hadn’t heard from her for a while, he decided to check on her - and was left horrified by what he found.

Summer Myers was slumped over a mattress; a needle, a tourniquet, and bottles of pills surrounded her, her face was contorted as if she’d had a seizuree, and her skin was purple.

Frightened out of his mind, 19-year-old Jared desperately tried to resuscitate her - but to no avail.

When emergency staff arrived at the trailer, they dragged her body into the kitchen and declared her dead.

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Police then arrived to take photos of the scene and later gave their files to Summer’s mother, Jackie.

The heartbroken woman was forced to look at her daughter’s lifeless body - and now she wants to share the shocking images with the world, so that everyone knows what heroin did to her child.

Speaking with Alaska Dispatch News, Jackie explained that her daughter had been a conscientious student who "became a completely different person" when she met a man on MySpace at the age of 18.

It is believed that this man may have introduced Summer to heroin.

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Summer soon lost control, depleting both her and her mother’s bank accounts, stealing electronics, and being sent to jail.

When she was released from prison, she continued to do drugs, as she and her family were never able to afford rehab.

She overdosed for the first time on October 4, 2014, and died of a second overdose on January 4, 2015. And now Jackie wants the world to see what heroin can do to a person, in the hope of saving lives.

Explaining her decision on Facebook, Jackie said: “I will share a picture of Summer before Heroin, during Heroin, and just one of the pics the cops took of her post mortemm.

“This will not be for the weak of heart, or sensitive, but I want the reality of what Heroin, will do to a person, how not just heroin but drugs will change a person.

“Heroin is the most evil drug there is. This is just the beginning. Summer's Story will be told, and people will see the reality of what it is capable of doing.”

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She finished powerfully: “Summer even in death will help save people, and I will be her vessel.

WARNING: The below interview with Smallwood and her son contains disturbing images of Myers and the state of her trailer at the time of her death.

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