Monday 20 November 2017

Tragic death of Angela recalled

The tragic death of 34-year-old Angela Kavanagh of Bunclody was recalled at an inquest in the Coroner's Court.

The deposition of Angela's sister, Catriona Kavanagh Fitzgerald was read into evidence. In it she said that on May 27, 2015 she had dropped off shopping to her sister Angela at 9, Carrigbawn, Bunclody. She said Angela had been drinking but was in great form.

Angela's father Patsy Kavanagh said in his deposition that he spoke to Angela on May 28, 2015 while he was on holidays in Sligo.

She arranged to meet him with her aunt at the bus stop that evening at 6.30pm. When her aunt went to collect her there was no answer and her family were unable to reach her be telephone.

In his deposition Angela's brother Jimmy Kavanagh said that he went to the family home at Carrigbawn and found Angela's body.

Pathologist Dr Fergus McSweeney said the only external injury on Ms Kavanagh's body was a ligature mark and said the cause of death was asphyxia.

Wexford Coroner Dr Sean Nixon recommended that the jury of six men return a verdict of suicide which they did.

Dr Nixon extended sympathy to the Kavanagh family on their very sad and tragic loss. Sympathy was also extended to the family by the jury and the gardai.

Wexford People

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