Missing woman Sarah ‘Topsy’ Gardner found in River Wensum after two week police search
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Missing woman Sarah 'Topsy' Gardner was found in the River Wensum in Norwich close to where she entered the water, an inquest has heard.
The 60-year-old from Sprowston Road had been reported missing on March 18, and is believed to have last been seen alive two days earlier.
A police search was launched to find Sarah, and it has now been confirmed a body recovered from the Wensum on the morning of March 31.
Area coroner Yvonne Blake told the opening of the inquest into her death: 'It is believed a coat and handbag were recovered from the river bank where she was recovered, next to a sluice. It is believed her body did not travel downstream.'
There were no signs of any injuries or a struggle, and the cause of death has been given as drowning.
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A full inquest into her death will be held at Norfolk Coroner's Court on October 16.
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