Member of public finds 23-year-old man hanging from a tree in cemetery, inquest hears

Hardwick Road Cemetery in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher

Hardwick Road Cemetery in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

A member of the public found a 23-year-old man hanging from a tree in a cemetery, an inquest has heard.

An inquest into the death of Vadims Saltis at King's Lynn Coroners' Court heard that he had been found at Hardwick Road cemetery in King's Lynn.

In a statement read out by area coroner Yvonne Blake, retired Anthony Mervin said he visited the cemetery to pay respects to his grandparents, on October 17, 2017, where he found Mr Saltis.

In a statement given by Mr Saltis's friend Deana Fadejeva, the court heard how he had spent most of the day playing games and had no interest in getting a job. She said based on his behaviour he may have been depressed.

A post mortem examination revealed Mr Saltis had MDMA (ecstasy) in his system. Ms Blake said she was not sure he was in the right state of mind to perform the intent of suicide, and so she gave a conclusion of death by hanging.


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