Coroner rules open conclusion at inquest into death of “much loved” Dunmow mother

PUBLISHED: 14:31 06 December 2018

Police attended the scene where Tina ODette Wardley's body was found.

Police attended the scene where Tina ODette Wardley's body was found.

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A Dunmow mother whose body was found in a field in Felsted in June consumed a fatal mix of alcohol and paracetamol, an inquest heard.

Tina O’Dette Wardley, 51, was described as “much loved” and “popular” by the senior coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray, at an inquest hearing, which took place on November 22 at Essex County Council offices in Chelmsford.

Ms O’Dette Wardley’s body was found by a member of the public in a field near Chelmsford Road on June 25 and she was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

The police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances, the hearing was told.

In a report read at the inquest, pathologist Dr Preethi Gopinath gave the cause of death as drug toxicity (alcohol and paracetamol). She added that diabetes may have been a contributing factor.

The coroner gave open conclusion into Ms O’Dette Wardley’s death, explaining there was not enough evidence to conclude that it had been suicide or accidental.

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