The Inquest into the death of a woman classed as a ‘high risk’ missing person, is due to commence tomorrow (Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 10am) and is expected to last 3 days. Her Inquest will be heard by HM Senior Coroner for Manchester North at HM Coroners Court, Rochdale.
Zeyna Partington, 55, sadly died after going missing from her home in Chadderton on 8th August 2019, leaving behind her mobile, bank cards and belongings. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were notified and advised that Mrs Partington was suffering with severe depression and anxiety; and that she had gone missing previously and was located but she was preparing to take her own life.
A search of Mrs Partington’s home on the afternoon of 9th August 2019 resulted in the Missing from Home investigation being graded as “high” risk.
The next evening, 10th August, Derbyshire Police contacted GMP to inform them that Mrs Partington’s vehicle had been located in Derbyshire and she was sadly found dead.
The Inquest will consider the actions of GMP and Derbyshire Constabulary from the point of time that Mrs Partington was reported missing, with evidence to be heard from a number of police officers involved in the search.
Mrs Partington’s family are represented by a legal team with extensive experience of similar cases:
Counsel: Rebecca Sutton – St Johns Buildings, Manchester
Solicitor: Kelly Darlington – Farleys Solicitors LLP
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