Inquest into OAP’s death

An inquest into the death of an elderly woman from Sudbury will be opened today.

Elizabeth Cashmere, 84, was found dead at her home in Salisbury Terrace on September 28.

Miss Cashmere’s body was discovered by paramedics after neighbours raised the alarm.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene. They found a container, which was thought to contain potentially harmful chemicals.

The road was cordoned off, while residents were asked to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.

After several hours at the scene, firefighters declared the area safe and lifted the cordon.

Speaking afterwards, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said Miss Cashmere’s death was being treated as unexplained.

Neighbours told the Free Press she had lived in the house for around 10 years, describing Miss Cashmere as friendly but private.

It is not known if she had any family.

An inquest into the death of Miss Cashmere, who was pronounced dead at 7pm, is expected to be opened and adjourned in Bury St Edmunds this morning.

A full hearing will be heard at a later date, which is yet to be determined.