Sandra Moore was found dead at her home on Aynsley Road, Shelton

Girl feared murdered by ex discovered to have died in bathe intercourse act, inquest hears

Sandra Moore, 40, was discovered useless within the lavatory of her dwelling in Shelton , Stoke-on-Trent with a coroner ruling that she died throughout a solo intercourse act within the bathe

Sandra Moore was found dead at her home on Aynsley Road, Shelton
Sandra Moore was discovered useless at her dwelling in Shelton, Staffordshire, the place she would smuggle in males

A lady thought to have been murdered by her ex-boyfriend truly died throughout a intercourse act within the bathe, an inquest heard.

Police launched a homicide investigation after Sandra Moore, 40, was discovered useless at her flat in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

A person was seen leaving the property not lengthy earlier than her physique was found hanging within the lavatory, the coroner heard.

However police later dominated out any third occasion involvement in Ms Moore’s dying after additional proof emerged, experiences Stoke on Trent Stay.

The coroner dominated that Ms Moore, often known as Michaela, died from exterior neck compression brought on by hanging throughout an act of autoeroticism.

Medical checks revealed that she additionally had monkey mud in her system when she died.

A police officer instructed the inquest how Ms Moore had been working in prostitution.

It was stated that males would climb via the window to realize entry to her flat within the women-only lodging block the place she lived in Shelton, regardless of this being banned.

Police initially launched a homicide investigation


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Emergency companies had been known as to the deal with, operated by Concrete Housing, within the early hours of Might 31 final yr. A member of employees had final seen her alive at midnight.

The worker instructed the inquest: “I heard a noise outdoors. The entrance door is all the time locked. I went to open the door and noticed her standing there holding a black bike.

“She was alone. I requested her what she was doing, and he or she stated she was making an attempt to get her bike to the window.

“I helped to deliver the bike inside and stated it ought to be left within the kitchen space. She refused so I let her take it up, I carried it up and left it by a wall within the hall.

“She refused additional assist from me and waited for me to go to the staffroom earlier than she moved the bike into the bed room.

“At 12.20am I heard a bang so I knocked on her door. At 1am I heard one other loud bang, I went to her door and knocked. She spoke via the door.

“I requested her to maintain the noise down. At 1.30am, I requested if she was okay and there wasn’t a response. I didn’t have any considerations.

“At round 7.55am I heard a male come out of her room, I had by no means seen him earlier than. I went inside and noticed she was contained in the bathe. I left to get my telephone to name the ambulance.”

The inquest heard {that a} man was arrested and interviewed on suspicion of homicide.

DS Adam Turton stated: “The deceased was present in a bathe cubicle in a seated place. We spoke to different residents who had been there. They didn’t see her however had seen males beforehand come into her room by climbing via the window. It’s an all feminine lodging and males usually are not allowed.

“(She) used medicine and was concerned in prostitution, in accordance with a witness.”

In keeping with the officer, the person arrested on suspicion of homicide admitted being current and stated Ms Moore was an ex-girlfriend.

The inquest heard that the day earlier than her dying, the pair met and he or she was upset.

DS Turton added: “She invited him again and he sneaked in. They talked and smoked. He handed out. They each used monkey mud collectively. He denied homicide. On CCTV we may see the 2 of them. It gave assist to his story. There was no proof to counsel power was used on her.”

The inquest heard she had beforehand tried to kill herself. However North Staffordshire assistant coroner Daniel Howe dominated out suicide, as a substitute recording a conclusion of ‘misadventure’.

He stated: “The findings are in line with her having hanged herself. On the steadiness of possibilities, this was not an try to finish her personal life.

“There’s no clear proof of latest suicidal ideation. It was an act of autoeroticism.

“I don’t discover she supposed to finish her personal life. It’s not a case of suicide. The conclusion is considered one of misadventure.”

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