Sales representative’s medical cause of death ‘unascertained’, inquest hears

The inquest was held at Carrow House in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The inquest was held at Carrow House in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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The medical cause of death of a 37-year-old man from Norwich remains unascertained, an inquest has heard.

Sales representative Robert Powell died at his Beechbank home on February 6 this year.

At the opening of his inquest on Tuesday, senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said Mr Powell had not been seen for a “few days” prior to his death.

She said concerns were raised for his safety prior to his body being found.

She said the medical cause of death is unascertained. The inquest will resume on August 28, 2018.

An inquest also opened into the death of 78-year-old John Minns.

He died at Oakwood House Care Home, Old Watton Road, Norwich, on May 25 this year.

His medical cause of death was given as end stage renal failure and diabetes. A previous road traffic collision was also a contributing factor.

The full inquest takes place on August 24.

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