Cosmina Nicolescu, the director general of the Social Assistance in Bucharest told Channel 4 News: "For them life no longer matters. They are outcasts, renegades that are avoided and they are primarily lacking love and understanding. It wasn't their fault that they were born into this situation, or that they ended up in this situation."
"As far as we know from the tunnels she didn't want to be brought in the daylight. Her dying wishes, to die in the place where she had found family."
Nicolescu says that they can't close the tunnels for fear of pushing the vulnerable people who find sanctuary underground into ever-more precarious places and situations.
She also claims that Bruce Lee is banned from Bucharest, and has been removed several times before by the police. He just keeps on returning faster than the police return to take him away.
Today the tunnels alongside Bucharest's central station remain open for both business and sanctuary, attracting youngsters like Catalina, who struggle to exist at the very bottom of Romanian society. Drug addiction and premature death the price paid for those who choose to live underground.