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Woman died of anorexia and overdose of painkillers, inquest hears

Norfolk Coroner's Court at Carrow House. Photo: Antony Kelly

Norfolk Coroner's Court at Carrow House. Photo: Antony Kelly

Archant Norfolk 2016

A 44-year-old Norwich woman died of anorexia and a painkiller overdose, an inquest heard.

Candida Davies was born in Stody, near Holt, and died at home in Norwich on November 8 last year.

Senior coroner Jacqueline Lake told Norfolk Coroner’s Court her body was identified by her husband the same day.

A histopathologist report stated the medical cause of death was an overdose of meptazinol - an opioid used as a painkiller - and anorexia nervosa.

Mrs Davies had recently fractured her left femur, the report continued.

A full inquest into Mrs Davies’ death will be heard at the Norfolk Coroner’s Court on May 30.


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