An aspiring medical worker who died after her fiancé allegedly injected her with methamphetamine in an attempt to save her from a heroin overdose has been remembered by loved ones as the “brightest star”.
Amy Bowden, 26, was found dead at her home in Redwood Park, in Adelaide’s north-east, last Thursday.
Emergency services were called to the Somerset Avenue property amid reports of an unexplained death.
It has since been revealed that her partner Ethan Ross, 27, had allegedly injected her with methamphetamine after she overdosed on heroin to “balance her out”. The advertiser reported.
Ross, a cyber security engineer, was charged with supplying or administering a dependence-producing drug and was remanded in custody.
Amy Bowden (pictured), 26, died at her Redwood Park home in Adelaide’s north-east on Thursday morning last week.
Amy and her fiancé Ethan Ross had recently moved to Adelaide to start over. She has since been supplying or administering a drug of dependence since Ms Bowden’s death.
Originally from Victoria, Ms Bowden had recently moved to Adelaide from Melbourne where she was studying pharmaceutical sciences at RMIT University.
I was about to start the third year of my biochemistry and pharmacology degree.
His LinkedIn account reveals that he “hoped to work in medicine” after having worked in “various roles in customer service, IT, data entry, reception and more.”
Ms Bowden added in her profile that she would “love any opportunity to work in a scientific role” in a company with “a strong code of ethics.”
She also wanted to get away from hospitality work, according to posts in an Adelaide “girl group”.
Loved ones described Ms Bowden as the “brightest star”.
‘A beautiful angel, loved so deeply by all who knew her. “The brightest star in the dark sky tonight will be Amy,” a friend wrote on Facebook.
Another wrote: “I can’t stop crying, you guys are breaking (my heart) – beautiful Amy.”
Jacinta Kirby was heartbroken over the loss of her “beautiful and loving” friend.
“It’s very tragic, it’s very sad,” Kirby told The Advertiser.
‘(Mrs Bowden and her fiancé Ethan Ross) had been doing very well recently and this is just an unfortunate circumstance.
“I’m heartbroken about this…she is such a beautiful human being.”
Ethan Ross (pictured), 27, allegedly injected her with methamphetamine after she overdosed on heroin to “balance her out.”
Ross was charged with supplying or administering a drug of dependence following Ms Bowden’s death.
He appeared at Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Friday, where he remained in custody pending a bail report.
The court heard Ross allegedly messaged a drug dealer to drop off methamphetamine after Ms Bowden suffered a heroin overdose.
“On the afternoon of February 7, he texted a person asking for methamphetamine so he could ‘shoot’ them and ‘pick them up,'” prosecutors told the court.
‘He makes references to the deceased taking a hit and reversing a depressing with a top. He asked for a point of meth.
Ross’s lawyer told the court the couple had moved to Adelaide to help Bowden overcome drug addiction.
“He believed it would be a better environment for her as she struggled with addiction, so Mr. Ross wanted to bring her back to a stable community where he felt things would be better for her,” Ross’ attorney said.
“Unfortunately, things have not been that way.”
Ross worked as a DevSecOps engineer at Qantas until early 2023, after completing a Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of South Australia, according to his LinkedIn profile.