The mom of two had overdosed on a combination of vodka, cocaine, and fluoxetine, an anti-depressant. According to her mom, Patricia, Pearce turned to drugs and alcohol because she couldn't cope after what her friends did to her. She died just two days before she was initially due to testify in court against the two women who posted a fake status on her Facebook account that got her arrested.
While Pearce was at a friend's house in January 2016 with 24-year-old Leonie Hampson-Ogden and 21-year-old Shauna Stanway, she had gone upstairs to use the restroom and came back down, ready to leave for the night.
23-Year-Old single mum "Jayne Pearce" dies of overdose after friends falsely told police she tried to smother child https://t.co/Z4K1N3AQMU— Queen P (@4Prina) January 17, 2017