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Inquest told that Kingsbury man's body undiscovered for several days
A computer programmer had not been seen for several days before he was found dead, an inquest heard yesterday.
Jeffrey Irvine Finer, of Dinsdale Drive, Kingsbury, was found by police slumped on his bed on February 14, 2013.
Barnet Coroners Court heard yesterday how the 63-year-old’s body showed a “degree of neglect” and he had deep scratch marks on his stomach.
Mr Finer, who lived with his mother, was diagnosed with depression in 1997 and was prescribed anti-depressants.
Police statements show his mother had filed a police complaint against him for violence, though later retracted her statement.
She was admitted to hospital several days before her son’s body was found by PC Steve King and two PCSOs.
PC King said: “The last newspaper was dated February 9 and the kitchen was very bare, with only a few milk bottles.”
A postmortem examination showed Mr Irvine was suffering from hypothermia and was unusually thin.
Coroner Andrew Walker recorded an open conclusion and said: “I don’t know the cause of these two conditions in his case.”
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