Body in the woods: Drug overdose ruling at inquest

Gobions Wood

Gobions Wood - Credit: Archant

A woman, who died in woodland between Potters Bar and Brookmans Park, died of a prescription drug overdose, an inquest ruled last week.

Gobions Wood

Gobions Wood - Credit: Archant

The body of Ann Moore was discovered on September 30 last year.

An inquest into the death of Miss Moore, of Beattock Rise, Muswell Hill, London, was held on Wednesday (October 23).

The 43-year-old’s lifeless body was discovered by a dog walker in Gobions Wood.

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary conducted house-to-house enquiries after the discovery to try and identify her.


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Police divers were also deployed at the scene.

The inquest, at the Old Courthouse in Hatfield, was conducted by assistant coroner Edward Solomons.

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Mr Solomons recorded that Miss Moore had “died due to overdose of prescribed drugs that were self administered”.

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