A FILIPINO maid died six days after being found lying beside a ladder in a first-floor room by her employer, a Coroner's Court heard yesterday. Coroner Warner Banks and a jury were told that Marilyn Ventura, 31, died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on October 20, 1991. Businessman Kwan Che-heng said he employed Ventura in May 1991 as an amah. She lived in the family home at Bauhinia Road South, Fairview Park, Yuen Long. But a family friend came to stay on October 10, 1991, and Ventura had to move out due to lack of space. The family had previously owned another house in Fairview Park. As the house was unoccupied, Mr Kwan asked the new owner if Ventura could stay there temporarily. He said his wife went to the other house on the morning of October 14, after the maid failed to turn up. However, she could not get in as she did not have a key. The court heard Mr Kwan then went to the house and climbed up the drainpipes to check Ventura's bedroom on the first floor. Having spotted her lying on the floor, he climbed down and broke a kitchen window on the ground floor to enter the house. Ventura was bleeding from the head and, although she could not speak, she opened her eyes when he spoke to her. She was admitted to Pok Oi Hospital with head injuries, but was transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital. She was then taken by helicopter to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she died six days later. The hearing continues.