Drug death will always be a mystery
AN Ipswich woman's drug death will always be shrouded in mystery, an inquest has heard.Despite two men being arrested in connection with Sharon Tookey's death they were released without charge.
AN Ipswich woman's drug death will always be shrouded in mystery, an inquest has heard.
Despite two men being arrested in connection with Sharon Tookey's death they were released without charge.
Greater Suffolk coroner, Dr Peter Dean, said there was no evidence that she had committed suicide, although she died of a drug overdose.
Miss Tookey was found dead at her Kestrel Road home on the Chantry estate on November 18 last year. The police and ambulance service were called.
Detective constable Jim Booth told the inquest at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich that the 37-year-old's “long term partner and a friend” were arrested and questioned but later released without charge.
Dr Dean said Miss Tookey was formerly identified by her father Michael at Ipswich Hospital.
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Dr Dean added Miss Tookey originally from Staffordshire died of “methadone and tramadol toxicity” which amounted to an overdose of pain killers.
He said: “There are some unanswered questions because of the drugs in her system and how they came to be there remain unanswered.
“There is no evidence that she deliberately took these drugs with the intention of tragically ending her life.”
The coroner recorded an open verdict.