A Headington woman died from a drug overdose, Oxford Coroner’s Court heard.
Michelle Gardner, 52, was found dead at her home in Slade Close, near Wood Farm, on May 5.
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Opening her inquest yesterday, senior coroner Darren Salter said a post-mortem had given the cause of Ms Gardner’s death as multi-drug toxicity, with cocaine, methadone and amitriptyline among the substances found. She had suffered a pulmonary embolism, or a blocked blood vessel in the lungs.
A full inquest will be held in mid-December.
Mr Salter said Ms Gardner had been born in 1970 in Oxford. She was not working at the time of her death.
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