This story from the Sidmouth Herald – it would be interesting to understand why the coroner thought the way he did…. read the full story here.
Fall in trade led to Ann’s suicide
email@example.com 06 July 2007
DEPRESSION and worries about her tea room business drove Ann Scarterfield to take her own life, an inquest in Exeter heard this week.
Miss Scarterfield of Waterleat, Newton Poppleford disappeared on November 14, 2006, and in December and January body parts including her foot washed up on Chesil Beach, Dorset.
DNA tests showed these matched samples taken from a toothbrush and hairbrush found in her flat above her business.
Miss Scarterfield had a history of depression and had been prescribed the anti-depressant Seroxat.
The inquest heard her depression had deepened after she lost £5,000 to £6,000 in trade during roadworks outside her business.
Angela Crawford, a lifelong friend who described her relationship with Miss Scarterfield as ‘closer than with my own sister’ suggested the drug Seroxat may have played a role in her friend’s death.