Woman poisoned by sleeping pills
A woman described as a “beautiful person, inside and out” died of sleeping pill poisoning, an inquest heard.
The body of Dominique Voce was found at her flat, in Wrangledon Road, Park Wood, by police last November after concerns were reported by her family, who had not seen her for more than a week.
An inquest into her death at Archbishop’s Palace on Thursday heard the reclusive 42-yearold was being treated for anxiety and depression, agoraphobia, bipolar disorder as well as leg and back pain.
The former civil servant told mental health teams she attempted suicide by overdosing several times and asked to be treated with electroconvulsive therapy. When told it was not appropriate, she refused to attend appointments.
Assistant coroner Katrina Hepburn concluded Ms Voce’s death was drug related.
In a statement, her mother Vivien said: “She was a beautiful person inside and out. Everybody who met her loved her.”