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Girl X's family to speak at Sydney inquest

AAP logoAAP 31/08/2016 Toby Mann

The family of Girl X, who overdosed after allegedly being raped in NSW care homes, is expected to make a statement to the coronial inquest into her death.

During the hearing, carers have spoken fondly of the warm but troubled 15-year-old, who died in April 2014 after mixing lethal doses of heroin and methamphetamine into a single "speedball" injection.

She had been removed from her family home at one, and preyed upon by various abusive adults throughout her short and chaotic life in many care facilities, the inquest has heard.

A NSW government child care worker with 26 years experience told the inquest on Wednesday that her life was the "most complex" case he had seen.

The family has packed out Glebe Coroner's Court for the hearing, which began on Monday before Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee.

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