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Jordana Carr inquest hears she hanged herself after FaceTime call

By Ed McConnell

A young teacher hanged herself after a FaceTime call to her ex-partner who broke up with her the day before, an inquest heard.

Jordana Carr was found dead at her home in Maidstone Road, Platt, by her daughter, who was 17 at the time.

An inquest into the 35-year-old's death, held at Gravesend Old Town Hall today, heard she had a history of mental health issues.

Jordana Carr, 35, was found dead at her home in Maidstone Road
Jordana Carr, 35, was found dead at her home in Maidstone Road

The court heard on the day of Miss Carr's death her daughter found her trying to take her own life, and stopped her.

But the 17-year-old went upstairs and came back down to find her mother hanging in the garage.

DS Richard Pringle told the court in the days before her suicide Miss Carr posted a quote from Toy Story on social media, it read: "Do you ever feel like a broken toy no-one wants to play with."

She also posted a message on Facebook saying she was feeling heartbroken.

Gravesend Old Town Hall, High Street.
Gravesend Old Town Hall, High Street.

DS Pringle said Miss Carr had previously attempted suicide in 2001.

The court heard during a phone call she told her ex-partner: "I don't want you to see me I just wanted to say goodbye."

He had problems hearing her during the call, so turned on the FaceTime function.

He could see she had a noose around her neck so hung up and called the police.

Details of Miss Carr's tragic past were revealed in the days after her death.

Her mother, Maria Colaco, was murdered in a brutal attack at her home several years ago.

Miss Colaco, 50, died after being left with severe injuries on New Year's Day 2010, when Miss Carr was 30 years old.

Maria Colaco
Maria Colaco
Andrew Gaffney
Andrew Gaffney

Andrew Gaffney was jailed for life for the murder in June 2010 and the court heard how his sickening attack on Miss Colaco left her with injuries similar to a road crash victim.

A victim impact statement from Miss Carr was read out during the court case.

In it she expressed desperation in trying to come to terms with her mother's murder and said it caused enormous pain for the family.

She described suffering nightmares about the attack.

Miss Carr worked as a special needs teacher
Miss Carr worked as a special needs teacher

Miss Carr, who worked as a special needs teacher for Kent County Council, was described as a sweet, kind, sensitive and funny woman.

Tributes poured in on social media as news of her death broke in November.

Wendy Reynolds wrote: "Such a beautiful wonderful friend, love u so very much, we had some funny times together, you always made me smile and brightened up my day, I'll miss u so much my little star, you were one in a million, love u lots, from your little star."

North west Kent coroner, Roger Hatch, recorded a verdict of suicide.

If you would like confidential support on an emotional issue, call Samaritans free on 116 123.

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