81-year-old found dead at home with shotgun wound to chest

Carrow House.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Carrow House.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

An 81-year-old retired BT engineer was found dead at home near Dereham with a shotgun wound to the chest, an inquest has heard.

George Keppler, originally from Shoreditch in London, lived at Chapel Road, Longham.

Opening the inquest into his death on Tuesday morning, senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said: 'He died at home on July 20 having been found at that address.'

The medical cause of death has been given as a 'shotgun injury to the chest'.

The full inquest has been set for November 20, 2018 at Norfolk Coroner's Court.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter