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Inquest opened as body found at Melbourne beauty spot

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

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AN inquest has been opened after the body of a woman was found by police at a South Derbyshire beauty spot.

Police today said that investigations into the death of Kathy Keen had revealed that there were ‘no suspicious circumstances’ after she was discovered at Staunton Harold Reservoir, in Melbourne.

The case is now in the hands of the Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner’s court and a full inquest is scheduled to begin in early April.

A spokesman for the force said: “Following an investigation by officers and examination of the scene, officers believe that nobody else was involved and there were no suspicious circumstances.

“Officers have been in contact with family members of the 53-year-old and are continuing to support them during this difficult time.

“A file on the case has now been passed onto the coroner.”

The force has also been working with Severn Trent Water, who own the 210 acre reservoir, since the discovery.

Routine enquiries in the Melbourne area in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, January 28, led police to express concerns for the 53-year-old’s welfare.

Her body was later found following a search of the area.

A spokesman for Derby and South Derbyshire Coroners office said: “An inquest has now been opened into the death of Kathy Keen.

“The case involving the 53-year-old, who lived in the Branston area, has now been adjourned and a provisional date for a full hearing has been pencilled in.”

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