Girl, 13, dies after being found unconscious in car park as family pays tribute to ‘little fireworks’

Girl, 13, dies after being found unconscious in car park as family pays tribute to ‘little firework’ who ‘was always living the fast life’

  • Chloe Wheatman, 13, was found unconscious on Brighton Road, Sutton
  • She was rushed to hospital but died a short time later in the morning of July 29
  • Her family are in mourning for the girl they described as a ‘beautiful soul’

Chloe Wheatman, 13, was found unconscious on Brighton Road, Sutton, in the early hours of last Friday.  She was rushed to hospital but died a short time later

Chloe Wheatman, 13, was found unconscious on Brighton Road, Sutton, in the early hours of last Friday. She was rushed to hospital but died a short time later

The family of a young girl who died after she was found unresponsive in a South London car park have described her as a beautiful soul.

Chloe Wheatman, 13, was found unconscious on Brighton Road, Sutton, in the early hours of July 29.

She was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.

Her heartbroken family is in mourning for the girl they describe as a ‘little firework’.

‘People describe her as a little firework, she was always living the fast life. She was very adventurous,’ Chloe’s older sister Jade, 22, told MyLondon.

‘She was a little rebel, put it that way, always trying new things and she thought she was about 25 but she was only 13.’

She added: ‘It was completely unexpected. I’ll never forget the phone call, ever. I went straight to the hospital but she was already gone. My heart is broken.’

Tearing up as she spoke about her younger sister, Jade said: ‘Chloe was a person that all of her friends would go to when they needed someone. She was always there for them and a shoulder to cry on.

Chloe is pictured with her mum, Sarah.  She went to Greenshaw High where Jade said she had a big group of friends

Chloe is pictured with her mum, Sarah. She went to Greenshaw High where Jade said she had a big group of friends

‘Chloe was such a beautiful soul. I saw her as my daughter more than my sister because of the age gap.’

Chloe lived in Merton with Jade and her mum, Sarah, as well as her three cats, hamster, dog and ferret. She went to Greenshaw High where Jade said she had a big group of friends.

‘Her passion was music, everywhere she would go she would have her speaker with her. She also loved art and graffiti, she graffitied all the walls in her room,’ Jade said.

Her last memory of Chloe was when they were driving back from Cornwall where they had been visiting family.

‘Those were some of my happiest memories, driving in my car with her. She would blow out my speakers with the music blasting right at the top,’ Jade said.

The Met Police said Chloe’s death is being treated as ‘unexpected’.

A spokesperson said: ‘Further inquiries are taking place to establish the circumstances. A post-mortem examination will be arranged.’

Chloe Wheatman's family, pictured, have described her as a 'little firework'.  Chloe lived in Merton with Jade and her mum, Sarah, as well as her three cats, hamster, dog and ferret

Chloe Wheatman’s family, pictured, have described her as a ‘little firework’. Chloe lived in Merton with Jade and her mum, Sarah, as well as her three cats, hamster, dog and ferret

Her family and friends have set up memorials in both Manor Park, one of her favorite places, and in the car park of Sutton Lodge Day Centre, where she was found by emergency services at around 1am last Friday.

While children’s funerals are often free, her family wants to give her a special send off.

‘She stood out in a crowd, she had piercings and wore bright colored wigs, she wasn’t afraid to be who she was.

‘So we want to do a funeral which shows who she was rather than a traditional funeral, like getting black horses and red roses,’ Jade said.

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