A YOUNG woman nicknamed ”The Boss Lady” due to her independent nature killed herself just hours after she had a cocaine-fuelled argument with her boyfriend.
Office worker Alexandra Green, 27, had been drinking wine and snorting the drug during a night in with Damian Smith but she asked him to leave when they began rowing at midnight.
Mr Smith returned to the property in Chester city centre three hours later after she sent him a flurry of texts but he found her dead at the top of the stairs.
Tests showed she had ‘recreational’ levels of cocaine in her system.
An inquest heard Miss Green who lived with her French bulldog Roman had dated Mr Smith for over two years but the couple had frequent arguments.
She had a history of anxiety and depression and had previously been treated for an eating disorder.
In the days before her death on August 9 last year Miss Green who worked as a customer services advisor for the holiday let firm Sykes Cottages rang a work colleague in tears saying she was ending her fling with Mr Smith and arranged for him to pick up his belongings.
Miss Green’s boss Claire Thompson, a team manager for Sykes said: ”I hadn’t seen her face to face due to everyone working from home because of the lockdown but I was in regular contact with Lexi virtually every day as a friend and work colleague.
”At Christmas 2019 I was aware she had a boyfriend called Damian. She wasn’t one for discussing her relationship or divulging details about him.
“She was really independent and preferred to talk about things like make-up or her dog.
”You would never think there was anything wrong with Lexi. She would always make me laugh without fail and she was a lovely bubbly person.
”She was one of those people who didn’t realise how amazing she was.
“I often spent time helping her with her fake tan as she did not rub it in properly and she never complained about work and just got on with it – even during lockdown.