Douglas Radjenovich
Douglas Radjenovich

Woman found dead in dam 'took LSD'

A CORONIAL inquest into the death of Daneeka Nixon at a rave party at The Channon was told she was seen taking liquid LSD, smoking cannabis and drinking beer in the days before her body was seen floating in a small dam near a creek.

Party-goer Douglas Radjenovich, 44, of Mermaid Beach, said 800 people descended on the second night of the party in April 2006 at a rural property owned by Sheree McInerney.

Cross-examined by Sgt Duane Carey, an officer assisting Deputy State Coroner Malcolm Macpherson, the Gold Coast businessman recalled seeing many people using acid (LSD) in liquid form or taking ecstasy.

“There was so much stuff. Everyone was on some kind of chemical drug. It was LSD. I'd never heard of it being in liquid form, but they referred to it as liquid.

“Daneeka bought some of that liquid. I did see her consume it on Saturday afternoon. She was (also) a very heavy beer drinker. She was no different to anyone else. Happy on the drugs she was on.”

Mr Radjenovich said Daneeka and two female friends called it their 'little fairy fun'.

He said hundreds of people arrived uninvited on the Saturday through word of mouth or having seen it on a 'doof' dance party website.

Daneeka complained to him she was being followed and 'harassed all night' by a guy, pointing out a man named Ben.

On the Sunday he saw Ben near a bathroom window when Daneeka was showering. By 11pm that night, with only 12 to 18 people left, he and others realised she was missing after seeing her walk off around dusk.

Mr Radjenovich said he earlier thought he heard a scream from the dam, although it may have been a bird.

After the search 'I saw Ben coming from the direction of the dam', he told the hearing.



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