Local News & Archive — February 9, 2016 at 10:10 am — Updated: February 9, 2016 at 11:53 am

Sammy Jones inquest opens ahead of funeral



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An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Rhyl swimming teacher Sammy Lee Jones.

The 20 year-old woman was found dead by her stepmother at her flat on John Street on 28th January. Her funeral will be held this Thursday at St Thomas’ Church.

Ruthin Coroners Court heard Karen Askew tried to wake up Miss Jones in time for work, but found she was unresponsive and there were no signs of life. Paramedics were called to the flat and pronounced her dead.

A post mortem examination has been carried out on Miss Jones’ body – including samples taken for histology and toxicology – but the cause of death has not been made public. Police have been treating the death as unexplained, but have ruled out foul play.

Coroner John Gittins adjourned the inquest until a later date yet to be determined.

Miss Jones, who worked for the Swim with Jo school as a teacher, attended Rhyl High School and Coleg Llandrillo and was a long-standing member of the Rhyl Dolphins swimming club.

Miss Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 1pm, followed by a burial at Rhuddlan cemetery. Her family have requested those attending to wear black. Flowers will only be accepted at the cemetery and any donations made to the family will go towards a gravestone.

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