MISSING girl died when her automobile plunged right into a frozen lake 200 miles from dwelling a 12 months after she was allegedly raped, an inquest heard.
Hannah Warren, 28, managed to free herself from the submerged Mini convertible and swam to close by rocks.
However an inquest heard he tragically fell again into the icy water close to the Tata Metal website in Port Talbot and drowned.
Hannah’s physique was present in a sand pile greater than 100 meters from the place her automobile crashed into the lake on February 4, 2016.
Her heartbroken mom, Jane Barnes, instructed an inquest at this time how Hannah died virtually precisely a 12 months on the day she was allegedly raped by a co-worker.
He has instructed his youthful brother in regards to the incident and is present process counseling periods.
The court docket was instructed that Hannah had been reported lacking from her dwelling in Streatham, South West London, on 3 February.
She disappeared in her automobile at round 6am after which texted her boss to inform him she supposed to resign from her job at an workplace design agency in London.
Hannah then traveled 200 miles to Port Talbot the place she drove into the water from a quayside highway that had no security obstacles.
Head workplace pathologist Dr Ryk James instructed the listening to he believed he died because of drowning.
Hannah’s face and physique have been coated with “a quantity” of bruises and scratches together with some on her neck which indicated a restraint had been positioned round it.
However Dr James mentioned this may increasingly have been attributable to the automobile’s seat belt.
There have been “low” ranges of cocaine and marijuana in Hannah’s system, however medics could not say whether or not these have been “damaging to her conduct”.
The inquest additionally revealed that he was in a “distorted” way of thinking on the time of his demise.
Her mom was crushed at this time when she shared how Hannah had been in a two-year relationship with a colleague, David Murray, who was “titled”.
The couple had deliberate to maneuver in collectively in December 2015, however he had instructed Hannah she was “not adequate for him” the day earlier than, he mentioned.
Ms Barnes mentioned this made her daughter really feel “low” and she or he deserted plans to reside with Mr Murray.
Hannah additionally canceled a visit to South Africa that Christmas to see her household.
The mom mentioned: “It is so unhappy as a result of Hannah loves him.”
Ms Barnes additionally shared how Hannah had labored laborious to land a key function in an workplace restore firm in London.
He mentioned that within the months main as much as his demise, Hannah obtained calls from her boss criticizing her enterprise.
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