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Lower Heyford man, 26, found dead in Northbrook woodland

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 14, 2022

A Lower Heyford man was found dead in woodland, Oxford Coroner’s Court heard.

Cain Donald’s death was verified by a police constable shortly after 8pm on July 29 after his body was discovered in woodland near Northbrook, a village between Kirtlington and Lower Heyford.

Opening the inquest on Thursday, senior coroner Darren Salter said that following a post-mortem, the cause of the 26-year-old’s death had been given as hanging.

A full inquest will take place in January next year.

Typically held in cases of non-natural deaths, the purpose of an inquest is to establish the identity of the person who has died and the circumstances of their death.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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