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Tragedy as Derbyshire woman dies of insulin overdose

An inquest into the death of a 40-year-old woman, whose body was found at her home address, has heard that she died as a result of an insulin overdose.

Chesterfield Coroner’s Court was told Rachel Towner was found at a house on Markland Crescent in Clowne, near Chesterfield, on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Miss Towner, whose occupation was heard to be a housewife and who was single at the time of her death, was formally identified by her brother Paul Towner.

During the short hearing, which was attended by members of Miss Towner’s family, assistant coroner Susan Evans, told the hearing that a postmortem examination of Miss Towner had been carried out.

She said the medical cause of death was listed as an “Insulin overdose and a contribution of alcohol intoxication”.

Adjourning the short hearing Ms Evans said that a review would be carried out on March 3, 2022, as they were still awaiting a report from police.

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