According to Tracey Morris, she was arrested on Saturday, 21 October; however, she has stated in two live-streamed Facebook videos that the police have not yet laid charges against her. However, they have seized her cell phone and two computers.
Piecing together the somewhat incoherent story Tracey presents in the two videos (one here and the second one here), it seems that the arrest comes in connection with the death by suicide of her eldest daughter in April this year.
While at that time the Belfast Telegraph reported that Tracey’s daughter, Corrina Rice, had been found in a wooded part of Poleglass, an area of West Belfast, Tracey is now stating that her daughter was found in the shower area of a hostel for homeless women where she was living at the time.
Ms Rice was seen very drunk the night before her death. When she returned to the hostel she was placed on suicide watch for the remainder of the night. She got up in the morning and seemed all right, but some time later she committed suicide in the shower.
Tracey is accusing the staff of being involved in her daughter’s death, and her arrest appears to be related to threats she has made against staff at the hostel. She stated in one video, “Every member of staff is involved in the cover-up in that place”.
Stating that the hostel is in the habit of taking in young women and murdering them, Tracey is also alleging that her daughter was drugged prior to her death, and at one point mentioned having her body exhumed and drugs-tested. (She did say “consumed”, but we assume she meant “exhumed”.)
Tracey is also claiming that social workers had told Ms Rice that she would be able to get her children back if she kept them away from Tracey. Again, the veracity of this statement has not been confirmed.
Tracey’s bail conditions include being barred from proximity to the gates of the hostel in question, but she is planning a protest to take place this Thursday.
We will continue to follow this story.