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Inquest hears women, 26, told sister she was taking pills before bed

Inquest hears women, 26, told sister she was taking pills before bed

Paul Miles

Inquest hears women, 26, told sister she was taking pills before bed

A young woman with a history of drug dependency who died in her Windsor home had six different types of medication in her system, an inquest has heard.

Eileen Cannon was found at her Sawyers Close address on May 15.

The 26-year-old's younger sister Emily Beckley told the inquest at Windsor Guildhall how her sister had recently split up with her long-term boyfriend.

In a phone call she had with her the night before her death she told how her sister had said 'she was going to take a lot of tablets and go to sleep.'

"I just thought she would take her tablets like she said and then wake up in the morning" added Emily.

Ms Cannon had a history of drug dependency, including a heroin addiction, and had previously attempted to overdose.

A toxicology report found that at the time of her death Eileen had six different types of prescribed medication in her system but none of which where at lethal levels.

Recording his verdict, Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford said he could not prove 'beyond all reasonable doubt' this was a deliberate attempt to take her own life. He recorded a verdict of misadventure.

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