On May 2nd, 2010, in the hours before she died, Yeardley went out for dinner and drinks with a few of her friends. She then went back to her apartment, and when her roommate Caitlin Whiteley left a little before 11 p.m. Yeardley was fast asleep in her room.
An hour later, George walked right into their apartment (the door had not been locked) and kicked down Yeardley’s bedroom door, which was locked.
Nobody but Yeardley and George truly know what happened after that, but when Caitlin came home at around 2:15 in the morning with her friend Philippe Oudshoorn, she peeked into Yeardley’s room and knew something wasn’t right.
Yeardley was motionless, lying face down in her bed, on top of a pillow. Her blood was pooling around her and her hair was a mess.
Caitlin brushed Yeardley’s hair away from her face and could see that she had several cuts. One of her eyes was also severely injured.
Caitlin and Philippe called 911, and the operator walked Philippe through how to perform CPR on Yeardley.
Facebook; Yeardley is pictured above with her mom and sister