'Amazing' daughter, 27, found dead after being unable to attend funeral of coronavirus nan, 93

A DAUGHTER was found dead underneath a motorway bridge after being unable to attend the funeral of her grandmother who died from coronavirus.

Abigail Hussey, 27, was devastated when she lost her 93-year-old nan to Covid-19 just two weeks earlier.

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And she was left “heartbroken” when lockdown rules meant she was unable to travel from her South Wales home to the funeral service in South East England days later.

Abigail’s body was found on the M4 carriageway near her home in Penllergaer, near Swansea, at 4.30am on Tuesday.

Witnesses reported seeing her on the bridge above the motorway shortly before.

Her distraught dad, Alan Hussey, told The Sun Online he thinks suicide is the “most likely” cause of her death.


He said from the home he shared with his daughter: “I’ll never know what was in her head at that time but I think her nan’s death just two weeks ago from the virus contributed to it.

“She was extremely upset and sad when nan died so suddenly. But Abby gave me no hint that she might take her own life.

“She has always seemed so tough and resilient and was not as far as we knew prone to depression.

“She was not on medication and had no addiction problems, or anything at all that concerned me.

“She was such a lovely person. You won’t meet anyone anywhere who would have a bad word to say about her.”

She was extremely upset and sad when nan died so suddenly. But Abby gave me no hint that she might take her own life.

Mr Hussey said his daughter, a psychology graduate, had quit her job after three years working as a 10-ton forklift truck driver at a local warehouse at the beginning of the year.

She had spent lockdown busily planning for a new career as an animal behaviour psychologist.

Mr Hussey, who divorced from Abigail's mum Lyn 25 years ago, added: “She was very excited that she was finally going to use her degree to do something she would enjoy and be able to earn a living from it.

“She was a smart girl and didn’t struggle with education.”

But she sometimes had trouble sleeping, her dad said, and on such occasions would often get out of bed and take moonlit walks locally.


Mr Hussey said: “Usually she’d take one of the dogs with her so I didn’t worry about her safety but this time she went on her own.

“I guess we’ll never know exactly what happened or why, but I don’t have any reason to think that anyone else was involved in her death.

“It’s so weird because the last time we spoke, at dinner time the evening before, the only thing that seemed to be on her mind was worrying which colour bags we used to recycle out waste for the collection the following morning.

“She’d spent the days before stripping down and repairing her old mini motorbike she’d had as a kid.

“She cleaned it up, put a new spark plug and petrol in and made it look as good as new.

“I never would have thought she was unhappy enough to take her life.

“She was the most wonderful daughter. She was straight and honest and cared about people.

“And she loved animals, especially our dogs. She also had horses, a cat and even a pet rat at one time. She was fantastic with animals and worked part time as a volunteer at a local dog-training centre."


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