Inquest opened into body in sea tragedy

THE inquest into the death of an Ipswich woman whose body was found floating off the Suffolk coast has been opened.

AN Ipswich woman whose body was found floating off the Suffolk coast died of immersion, it is suspected.

The inquest of Linda Laframboise, 59, of Eagle Street was open and adjourned by Essex Coroner's Office on Tuesday and a date for the full inquest has yet to be set.

Mrs Laframboise's body was recovered from the sea at Felixstowe on Tuesday, November 10 after men aboard a pilot ship anchored off the coast at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex spotted her.

Mrs Laframboise's daughter Clare Cornish, 40, was called by police to identify her mother after officers discovered the grandmother's empty handbag on Felixstowe beach.

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Mrs Cornish, of Kerry Avenue, said her mother seemed very happy when the pair met to celebrate her birthday in September.

“It is awful,” she said. “It is like a puzzle with all the pieces missing. We don't know what happened at the moment but time will tell.”

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A mother-of two, Mrs Laframboise was born in Ipswich and attended Westbourne High School.

A ballet fan, she loved watching performances at the Regal Theatre in Ipswich and enjoyed reading.

Mrs Cornish added: “She was a lovely lady. She used to make me laugh.

“She loved life and her family and grandchildren.”

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