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Suffolk care assistant Alexis Lunn died from drugs overdose after husband committed suicide, inquest rules

PUBLISHED: 09:46 21 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:46 21 March 2017

Beacon House, in Ipswich, where the inquest took place. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Beacon House, in Ipswich, where the inquest took place. Picture: SU ANDERSON

A Suffolk care assistant committed suicide by overdosing on drugs after her husband took his own life, an inquest has ruled.

Alexis Lunn, 33, was found collapsed on the floor of her home in Maldon Court, Great Cornard, by a visitor on January 7 this year. She was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics were called.

An inquest in Ipswich into her death which concluded on Monday heard her husband, Stephen Lunn, a pharmacist, committed suicide last June.

Mrs Lunn was prescribed medicine for depression.

The inquest heard she had been in a “jovial and upbeat” mood in the days before her death. After she was pronounced dead, a message was found on her mobile phone which revealed her intention to end her life.

The medical cause of her death was 1A acute aspiration of gastric contents and 2B an overdose of morphine and codeine.

Assistant coroner Nigel Parsley recorded a verdict of suicide.

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