THE cause of death of a Slough man found deceased in his garden is expected to be ruled as suicide.

Edward Jacob, who was 80 years old at the time of his death, was found deceased in his back garden on March 17 this year.

A pre-inquest review was opened on Tuesday (June 13) at Berkshire Coroner’s Court.

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Assistant coroner Alison McCormick said Mr Jacob’s partner had left the home in Brokesby Road but phoned the police on her return at 12.50pm.

“The emergency services attended and confirmed he had passed away at 12.54pm,” said Ms McCormick. “A search of the house found no suicide note.”

A full inquest has been listed from August 7 at 1pm.


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