MONIQUE INQUEST OPENED

Sunderland Echo - - Front page - By David Al­li­son david.al­li­son@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @davi­dal­li­son88

An inquest into the death of a young Sun­der­land woman whose body was dis­cov­ered close to a coun­try lane has been for­mally opened.

The body of Monique Moore, 23, was found off Net­tles Lane, close to the Hall Farm area of the city, shortly af­ter noon on Satur­day.

Northum­bria Po­lice said in a state­ment that they be­lieved there to be “no third­party in­volve­ment” in the in­ci­dent.

Flo­ral trib­utes were left at the spot where Monique’s body was found.

One read: “My dar­ling Monique I will for­ever trea­sure you in my heart. You will al­wayshaveapla­cein­my­heart.”

An­other read: “Rest in peace beau­ti­ful. Can’t be­lieve you have gone.”

Fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion, an inquest into her death was for­mally opened by city coro­ner Derek Win­ter be­fore be­ing ad­journed un­til later this year.

In the short hear­ing, Mr Win­ter said: “A post-mortem has taken place and the cause of death so far is in­con­clu­sive.

“The po­lice have said that there are no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances around Monique’s death and her body has been for­mally iden­ti­fied by her un­cle.

“I have rea­son to sus­pect that the cause of Monique’s death was un­nat­u­ral and I will re­quire fur­ther ev­i­dence.” “I will ad­journ this hear­ing un­til fur­ther ev­i­dence will be avail­able to hand.”

Fol­low­ing her death, emo­tional mes­sages were posted on the Echo’s Face­book page to Monique, who lived in Row­ell Close in the Ry­hope area.

Lau­ren Clasper wrote: “R.I.P my lit­tle friend you’re go­ing to be a mas­sive miss.”

Kim McAl­lis­ter wrote: “Still can’t get my head around it, good­night my friend hope you found peace.”

Tracy Dunn said: “Such sad news. Rest in peace thoughts to her fam­ily and friends.”

The inquest into Monique’s death is set to re­sume on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1, at 10.30am.

Flo­ral trib­utes off Net­tles Lane.

Monique Moore’s body was found last week­end.

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