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Mother of man in coma in Brisbane finds her home trashed

Jamie Manuele is in a Brisbane hospital after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Photo: Contributed
Jamie Manuele is in a Brisbane hospital after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Photo: Contributed

JAMIE Manuele has been fighting for his life for months, and his mother has been a constant companion at his hospital bedside.

Jamie, a father of four, has been unconscious in a Brisbane hospital since having surgery after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in August.

His mother Daphnejean Finnegan has barely left his side. But when Daphnejean headed back to Rockhampton earlier this month, the last thing she expected to see was her house completely trashed.

Daphnejean told The Morning Bulletin that light bulbs had been smashed on the carpet, cupboards tipped on the floor, and bongs and alcohol bottles left in the house.

Some of Daphnejean's irreplaceable items, like her antique doll collection, had been stolen.

She is a collector of Betty Big Girl dolls. One of her dolls, made in 1966, and its collector's box, have gone.

Daphnejean came back to Rockhampton to get her son and daughter ready to start a new school term, when they found the house trashed.

Video game consoles and games were taken, along with some of her daughter's clothes.

The family is hoping someone will have information on what went on in their home while they were away caring for Jamie.

Police are investigating the break in. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800333000.

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