Inquest into pensioner’s death at Orton Mere opened

Body found in water at Orton  Mere on the River nene EMN-150206-143533009
Body found in water at Orton Mere on the River nene EMN-150206-143533009
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An inquest has opened into the death of a pensioner whose body was found in the water at Orton Mere in Peterborough.

The body of 80-year-old Jean Longworth was discovered at beauty spot on Tuesday, June 2.

Today coroner David Heming opened an inquest at Peterborough Town Hall.

Mr Heming said Mrs Longworth, of Chippenham Mews, Peterborough, had been formally identified by her son on June 4.

Mr Heming said the cause of death was unascertained, and expressed his condolences to Mrs Longworth’s family.

The inquest was adjourned until November 19.