Inquest Finds No Suspicious Circumstances In Death Of Preston Mum

An inquest has confirmed there is no suspicious circumstances following the death of a Preston mum, who was found in the River Ribble.

Police made extensive appeals to find Brenda Wignall after she went missing in the early hours of the morning, of Friday 11th October.

Unfortunately, after a week-long search and multiple appeals, she would be found deceased.

According to LancsLive, the Preston Coroners Court heard today that Brenda was taken to see her GP prior to her going missing, where she was given a prescription to help with bouts of depression.

Lancashire Police released a statement following the finding of Brenda’s body, stating, “POLICE searching for a missing woman have found a body.

“Brenda Wignall, 58, was last seen in the early hours of Friday, October 11th at her home address in Preston and extensive searches have been taken place since.

“A woman’s body was found at South Walney Nature Reserve in Barrow at around 10.30am today.

“While the body has yet to be formally identified it is sadly believed to be that of Mrs Wignall. Her family have been informed.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared for HM Coroner.

“Our thoughts are with Brenda’s family and friends at this extremely sad and difficult time.

“Thank-you to everyone who took the time to share our appeals during the search.”

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