Published: 00:01, 27 March 2017
A young care nurse who took her life on Christmas Eve had been receiving threatening Facebook messages, an inquest heard.
The hearing into Kayleigh Caesar’s death was told how the 28-year-old was found hanged in her room at the Dragoon pub in Sandling Road, Maidstone.
Ms Caesar had mental health problems and had also suffered two recent bereavements. In 2012 she lost her baby Oliver and last year a close family friend, Paul Robinson.
The court heard how in August last year Mr Robinson was assaulted in the Dragoon and died two months later. No one was prosecuted in connection to the incident.
Giving evidence DS Daniel Barker said Ms Caesar had helped police with their investigation and she told officers she had been receiving malicious messages from people connected to the case which she found upsetting.
Though she did not consider her life was at risk, she was told to keep her phone on her and that CCTV should be improved at the pub.
There were no signs of third party involvement and notes were found in her room.
A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was suspension and tests revealed she had been drinking and had taken cocaine on the day of her death.
The coroner was told how Ms Caesar struggled with depression and drink and had previously attempted to take her own life.
Giving a verdict of suicide, assistant coroner Katrina Hepburn said she was satisfied Ms Caesar intended to cause her death.
Ms Caesar’s mum, Clare Parslow, said: “We miss Kayleigh every day of our lives and it is not any easier but in life you have to go on no matter what.
“It is unbelievable how many people truly loved that girl and how many hearts are broken because she couldn’t carry on.”
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