12:03PM, Friday 09 December 2011
The decomposed body of a 64-year-old Ascot woman was found by her son at her home on August 17 this year, an inquest heard yesterday.
Keith Little, discovered his mother Annette Budge, lying on the floor next to the bed of her Fernbank Place house on August 17 after smashing his way in via the front door with help from a shopkeeper.
The Windsor Guildhall inquest heard how he acted after getting no response when knocking on her door. The shop owner had then told him he had not seen his mum since August 12.
Mrs Budge, was said to have a history of excessive alcohol drinking and a post-mortem also found a cancerous tumour in her lung.
Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford, said as her body was in an 'advanced state of decomposition', a precise cause of death was 'unascertainable'.
Mr Bedford recorded a open verdict.
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