POLICE investigating the death of an Australian teenager who stumbled and fell on a knife are considering “all possibilities” in their investigation.
Bailey Jones, 18, died of a stab wound at his cousin’s home on Friday night in Bomaderry, New South Wales.
Ten other people were reportedly at the gathering when he fell on a large knife in the driveway.
911 calls were made around 7 p.m. that evening after Jones was mortally wounded.
Police said all witnesses were very cooperative as they continued to investigate the mysterious death.
Jones’ cousin wrote a touching tribute to the slain teenager on Facebook, which read: “Love you forever my beautiful baby cousin.”
“I will be lost without you, I still don’t want to express that you are no longer here and that I cannot call you or see you at family gatherings.”
“It hurts so much that you left a hole in my heart that will never go away. Christmas without you, no birthdays together, please just come home, I don’t want you gone, life is so cruel.”
Detective Ian Griffin has asked everyone to take footage of the incident so that police can be quickly informed.
Nothing in the investigation should “worry” the community, Griffin said, but said all possibilities were being considered.
He said: “It’s too early to speculate at this point but our eyes are open to all possibilities.”
Neighbors have expressed their confusion over how the incident happened, with one commenting: “You just don’t fall on a knife”.
The National Library of Medicine published a report on accidental deaths from “sharp force” in 2018, which found that accidental death from sharps is incredibly rare.
According to the report, “Accidents in which the victim is killed by his own knife therefore appear to be extremely rare.”
The investigation into Jones’ death is ongoing.
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