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Missing man Nikola Georgiev had taken his own life

When an estate agent attended an empty house in Stagshaw Close, Maidstone, to check the property ahead of showing it to a potential tenant a few days later, he discovered it was swarming with flies.

A subsequent search of the rooms revealed a decomposed body hanging in the loft.

Nikola Georgiev
Nikola Georgiev

Police were called. The identity of the body was initially a mystery because there were no identifying belongings left at the scene.

However, by comparing DNA samples, police were eventually able to determine that the body was Nikola Georgiev, a Bulgarian national, who had disappeared from his address in Upper Stone Street two months before.

Coroner Catherine Wood heard that Mr Georgiev, who had previously been a tenant at the house in Stagshaw Close, had called the estate agents a few days before going missing on March 17 to ask if it was vacant.

Mr Georgiev had left a note at his Upper Stone Street address saying: "I don't want anyone to check where I am. Nobody needs me. I don't need anybody. I am alone. My parents are dead. Now my girlfriend has left me.

"I come where I want. I go where I want. I am going to a better place."

Police were called to a house in Stagshaw Close, Maidstone, where Nikola Georgiev was found hanging in the loft
Police were called to a house in Stagshaw Close, Maidstone, where Nikola Georgiev was found hanging in the loft

A post mortem gave the cause of death as hanging.

DS Paul Abbott said there was no indication of any third party involvement.

The coroner concluded that Mr Georgiev had taken his own life. She recorded the date of the death as May 16, which was the day that his body was found.

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