Inquest into death of Norwich mum Kerri McAuley will be opened this morning

Kerri McAuley. Photo: Norfolk Police

Kerri McAuley. Photo: Norfolk Police - Credit: Norfolk Police

The inquest into the death of Norwich mum Kerri McAuley is expected to be officially opened this morning at Norfolk Coroner's Court.

Balloons and flowers in tribute to murdered Kerri McAuley at Southalls Way. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Balloons and flowers in tribute to murdered Kerri McAuley at Southalls Way. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Ms McAuley, 32, was found dead at a property in Southalls Way on Sunday, January 8.

A Home Office post mortem examination which took place on January 9 was inconclusive however there is evidence that Ms McAuley was subjected to a severe blunt force assault.

Joe Storey, 26, of Murrells Court, St John Street, Norwich, has been charged with her murder and remanded into custody.

Storey will next appear at Norwich Crown Court on March 21 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.


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A provisional trial date of June 5 has also been pencilled in.

Tributes have poured in for Ms McAuley, a mother of two, who has been described as 'beautiful inside and out'.

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