The shattered parents of a teenage farmer who took her own life are searching for answers on what sparked the tragedy - as it's revealed scammers have set up a fake crowdfunding account to prey on her loved ones.
Phillip and Richele Loane paid tribute to Caitlyn Loane, 19, a fourth-generation Labtrobe farmer who died suddenly in the past fortnight.
Caitlyn was also an emerging TikTok star, with her spontaneous videos liked by over 750,000 people, with many seeing her as a role model for women in agriculture.
Caitlyn Loane, 19, died suddenly leaving her parents Phillip and Richele (pictured above with Caitlyn) grasping for answers because of how certain and content she seemed with the life ahead of herInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The glamorous teen was adored by the Latrobe farming community, in northern Tasmania, which is in deep shock at her sudden passing
A devastated Mrs Loane told Daily Mail Australia she had been informed of the fake fundraiser by a friend who was conned by it.
'Sadly we have been notified of this [fake] page and implore everyone to not be caught up in it as it is a scam and not in any way authorised by family,' Mrs Loane warned on social media.
She shared the cover of the fake account, which had used a photo of their daughter.
Ms Loane (pictured) worked at her family's 600-hectare property as a livestock manager in the Latrobe area and was known for her passion for cattle
'Beyond despicable' - the sudden death of vibrant and popular teenage farmer Caitlyn Loane has been used by fraudsters to try and raise money via a crowdfunding scam. The cover image of the page and a receipt one woman received are pictured above. The receipt shows a payment went to 'Babu Khan'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Family friends called the fake page 'disgusting', 'cruel and wrong' and 'beyond despicable'.
One woman who donated realised she had been scammed when she saw the funds went overseas, to someone called 'Babu Khan', who is not known by the family.
Mrs Loane told Daily Mail Australia the family is still in too much shock to make sense of Caitlyn's passing, let alone go after the scammers.
'I'm still lost for words. It's been a very tough day and the days are not getting any easier,' she told Daily Mail Australia.
'The are no answers for us, there's no reasons, no whys. She had a crop in the ground. Her future was extremely bright,' Mrs Loane said.
Caitlyn Loane, 19 (pictured), was a fourth-generation farmer who garnered legions of admirers by showcasing her life in northern Tasmania's agriculture industry
Caitlyn worked at her family's 600-hectare property as a livestock manager in the Latrobe area and was known for her passion for cattle.
Mrs Loane added that Caitlyn's younger sister Emily, 17, is 'being kept in cotton wool'.
Caitlyn had been working on the farm 'she she was old enough to ride a four wheel bike, which was about eight,' Mr Loane said.
'She was just an effervescent person, she loved run up to people and give them a big hug when she saw them.'
'But she was wise beyond her years too,' Mr Loane said, adding that she accepted the challenge of promoting farming to young women.
Her mother said she had become an inspiration to young female agriculture workers around the world and will be remembered for her 'nurturing and caring nature'.
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