‘Strong and loving’ mother found dead at hotel after staff realized she hadn’t checked out

Silvija Snipkute, 31, who was a mother of one and had five siblings, has been described as the “strongest person” but tragically took her own life after booking a hotel room in London

Silvija Snipkute, 31, was spotted by cleaners at the Bank Hotel in Barking
Silvija Snipkute, 31, was spotted by cleaners at the Bank Hotel in Barking

A “loving” young mum was found dead in her hotel room after staff realized she hadn’t checked out.

Silvija Snipkute was found dead by cleaning staff at the Bank Hotel in Barking after failing to check out that morning.

An inquest revealed how she tragically took her own life.

After noticing the 31-year-old’s door was locked, staff retrieved a key – but sadly they found the young mum dead inside the house around 11:30am on February 15. My London reported it .

Medics from the London Ambulance Service pronounced her dead at the scene.

Met police officers were also at the scene and were informed that she had arrived the night before and was due to leave in the morning.

However, the mother had been reported missing when her partner Tomas notified police that she had not returned home.

The Bank Hotel in Barking, London, where she had booked for the night



An inquest revealed how the mother had taken herself to a private location where she would not be interrupted to take her own life.

A CCTV investigation revealed that no one had entered her hotel room since her arrival at 9:49 p.m. and her death was ruled non-suspicious.

An inquest at Waltham Forest Coroners Court on June 6 found that shortly after Silvija was discovered, officers were alerted “that the woman in the room was identical to a woman who had been reported missing”.

A “very sad note” was found in her hotel room, which Coroner Graeme Irvine described as a “letter of intent” indicating that she had intended to take her own life.

A post-mortem revealed that Silvija, a warehouse worker from Dagenham, had no natural illnesses, while a toxicology report found traces of alcohol and cocaine in her blood and urine.

Mr Irvine said: “It seems clear to me that Silvija did something that caused her own death, which was to tie a ligature around her neck and hang herself.

“It also seems to me that Silvija has gone to a place where she won’t be disturbed, which is private.

“Her actions do not indicate that she was hoping someone would interrupt or rescue her.

“I don’t think that was a cry for help.”

He continued, “There is enough evidence to conclude suicide in this investigation.”

In a heartbreaking tribute to the mother, her sister-in-law Gabriella called her the “strongest person” she’d known who was “always helping others.”

She said: “She was the eldest of five children. Silvija had a simple childhood, despite suffering from multiple depressions as a teenager, she continued to live and work in Lithuania.

“She moved to the UK a few years ago. Living in London, she met her partner Tomas and their daughter was born from this union.

“Silvija always enjoyed working and always helping others. She was a kind, loving mother, sister, and friend.

“She was the strongest person we’ve all ever known, but she heartbreakingly lost her battle with depression.

“Silvija will always be remembered and loved by her mother, siblings, partner, daughter and friends.”

A GoFundMe to raise money for her family was able to raise over £3,000 after her death.

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