Dental records identified dead woman

A WOMAN who hung herself in an airing cupboard had gone undetected for so long she had to be identified using dental records.An officer from the Orwell Housing Association discovered the body of Beverley Anne Cheshire, 42, at her home in Woolverstone Close, Ipswich in September this year, an inquest was told.

A WOMAN who hung herself in an airing cupboard had gone undetected for so long she had to be identified using dental records.

An officer from the Orwell Housing Association discovered the body of Beverley Anne Cheshire, 42, at her home in Woolverstone Close, Ipswich in September this year, an inquest was told.

At the inquest, Greater Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean read a statement from housing officer Rose O'Connor who visited the house after complaints from neighbours about a bad smell.

The statement said the front door to the house had been securely locked and one lock had to be removed by a caretaker to get inside.

Once inside, the housing officer and caretaker discovered Miss Cheshire's body hanging in the airing cupboard. The body was already in a state of decomposition and had been hanging for some time, although the date of her death is not known.

Dr Dean also said there had been a message painted on the wall in the bathroom but said he did not think it appropriate to read it aloud.

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Information from doctors revealed she had a history of mental health problems.

Dr Dean said: "It would appear that there had been social problems and issues that she had and that there had been alcohol related issues as well.

"It does appear on all of the evidence that she did take her own life and that is the verdict I will record."

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