Magdalene Clark stares at the pictures of her young daughter, Robin, who was found dead outside her home. Picture: Soraya Crowie
A Kimberley mother remains in the dark about the cause of the death of her 11-year-old daughter, who died “suddenly” after “turning blue in her face”.

Magdalene Clark on the weekend buried her daughter, Robin Andrea Clark, who died at her home in Vera Street, Colville, last Sunday.

Robin was a Grade 4 pupil at Endeavour Primary School.

A devastated Magdalene, speaking from her home in Colville, said that she went to visit family members on the morning of the incident while Robin had decided to stay home with her older sister. About 20 minutes after departing, she received a call to immediately return home.

“When I returned, I found Robin lying outside the house, blue in her face. An ambulance was called but she died just after being loaded into the ambulance, while it was still parked in the street,” Magdalene said yesterday.

She stated that the police were yet to indicate what the cause of death was.

Robin Andrea Clark

“I am still in the dark as to what could have caused her death, as the police are still waiting for an autopsy report,” said Magdalene, who was standing at a wall in her home that has been turned into a shrine and decorated with flowers and photos of Robin.

Police spokesperson, Captain Sergio Kock, yesterday confirmed that the police had opened an inquest into the death of Robin Clark, 11, after her body was found outside her home in Colville, Kimberley on Sunday, November 23 2018.

“The police are currently awaiting the official autopsy report and anyone with information can contact Detective Sergeant Modise Moshotloa on 082 3020 407,” Kock said.

Robin was described as a “shy but friendly girl who loved animals and playing with her dolls”.

She attended the New Apostolic Church and was an active member of the Sunday school choir.

She leaves behind her parents, a brother and a sister.

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