Plymouth woman found dead at home

An inquest into the sad death of a Plymouth woman - held an Exeter coroner's court - heard how a neighbour who was concerned for her welfare had offered to call for an ambulance the day before she passed away.

The inquest into the passing of Kimberly McNaught took place last week at Exeter County Hall, now the main coroner's court for Devon, Plymouth and Torbay, by area coroner Alison Longhorn.

During the brief public hearing Ms Longhorn noted that 53-year-old Kimberly resided at a property in Hoegate Street, Plymouth and died on December 5, 2023 at her home address.


Ms Longhorn stated that police and ambulance services had been called to Kimberly’s address on December 5. She explained that a neighbour had offered to call an ambulance for Kimberley the previous day but she did not want them to attend.

However, following a concern for her welfare, the neighbour called an ambulance on December 5 as she couldn’t make contact with Kimberly. Police had examined the scene but there were no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Longhorn added that on the present evidence, the medical cause of death had yet to be ascertained.

The hearing was then adjourned and a full inquest examining all the circumstances of Kimberly's death would take place at a later date.

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