Delivered on - 19 May 2014
Delivered at - Perth
Finding of - State Coroner
Recommendations - N/A
Orders/Rules - N/A
Suppression Order - N/A
Summary - The deceased was a 84 year old man who at the time of his disappearance grieving over the death of his wife as well as having considerable financial debt.
The deceased lived on his own at his house in Ravensthorpe. The deceased was in regular contact with his grandson and it was the deceased’s grandson who reported the deceased missing to the police. After an extensive search by emergency services the deceased has never been located.
The inquest focused on the circumstances surrounding the deceased’s disappearance and the searches which were undertaken by emergency services to locate the deceased.
The Coroner found the deceased died between 7-13 November 2011 from unknown causes. The Coroner made an Open Finding in respect to the manner of death.
Catch Words - Missing person – emergency search – open finding
Last updated: 23-Jun-2014
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