Wednesday 13 December 2017

Catherine (43) found dead in sister's house

A woman who had been suffering from depression, was found dead in her sister's house, an inquest in Wexford heard.

Catherine Doyle, aged 43, of 23 The Maltings, The Faythe, is believed to have died on March 24.

Her husband's cousin Bridget Browne told the inquest before Coroner for Wexford Dr. Sean Nixon that she received a call from Catherine's GP Dr. Liz O' Sullivan on March 26, wondering where she was as she had missed an appointment.

Ms. Browne said Catherine had been suffering from depression for years.

She last saw her on Saturday , March 23, when Catherine called to her house.

Ms. Browne said she called to The Maltings but she wasn't there.

She then went to her sister's house in Tagoat where she found her body.

Pathologist Dr. Maurice Murphy who carried out a post mortem examination said death was due to cerebral hypoxia due to compression of the blood vessels of the neck, secondary to hanging.

The Coroner returned a verdict of suicide.

Dr. Nixon joined with Garda Inspector Pat McDonald in expressing sympathy to Ms. Doyle's family.

He said Catherine battled for a long time with depression and perhaps the battle got too much for her.

Wexford People

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