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Canterbury woman found dead in bath named as 22-year-old Isabella Goddard

By Luke May

A 22-year-old woman found dead in her bath has been named.

Isabella Mya Goddard's body was found submerged in water at her home in St Edmunds Road, Canterbury, in April.

Police attended and identified the young woman with the help of her ex partner who was at the scene.

St Edmunds Road in Canterbury (13681276)
St Edmunds Road in Canterbury (13681276)

The findings of a post mortem into Miss Goddard's death were heard as an inquest into her death opened today (Thursday, July 11).

Assistant coroner Bina Patel said: "The cause of death was given as submersion under water due to intoxication."

The inquest heard Miss Goddard, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, had an anti-depressant and a painkiller in her system when she died.

Miss Patel said: "I offer my personal condolences to family and friends of Isabella."

A full inquest will take place on October 7 at the Archbishop's Palace in Maidstone.

For more information on how we can report on inquests, click here.

If you are struggling, please call Samaritans on 116 123.

Papyrus also runs a helpline for people under 30 who need someone to talk to - 0800 0684141.

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