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open verdict

a finding by a coroner's jury of death without stating the cause
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Following the DNA breakthrough last year a spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: "Despite extensive inquiries made at the time the remains were not identified and the death, which was not treated as suspicious, resulted in an open verdict.
Coroner Dr Brian Farrell yesterday returned an open verdict at Dublin Coroner's Court concluding lengthy inquest proceedings dating back to May 2014.
of types on It troops "rate on war 553 Armed forces personnel died in accidents 131 Suicides or open verdicts recorded among the forces 499 Troops were killed in action between 2004-2013
But Coroner Peter Bedford recorded an open verdict, saying the evidence did not reveal the means by which his death arose, the BBC said.
The only option to me is to return an open verdict.
Passing an open verdict, Mr Clark said: "Whilst there are elements to the evidence that tend towards her taking her own life, enough evidence is not there to support that verdict.
Coroner Christopher Johnson recorded an open verdict, saying the death was "consistent with drowning" but "there was no evidence as to the circumstances in which he went into the water".
Recording an open verdict, he said: "I am conscious that your enquiries are incomplete and it would be wrong of me to close the door.
But a coroner recorded an open verdict after hearing that police had no firm leads and Mr Currier had a history of self-harming.
March 19 2002 The inquest into Pte Gray's death recorded an open verdict.
An inquest in 2002 recorded an open verdict on the death.
But an inquest recorded an open verdict after hearing conflicting accounts of how she died.