Portsmouth woman dies after battling mental health problems

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A WOMAN died after being plagued by alcohol addiction due to her mental health problems.

An inquest into the death of Aurora Mackenzie-Zanchi heard she was found in her hallway by her partner.

The 36-year-old, of Seymour Close in Buckland, was unemployed and detective constable Graham Skull told the hearing at Portsmouth Coroner’s Court that she was relying on her partner for money.

At the time of her death, she had no electricity in her flat.

DC Skull said: ‘Aurora’s body was found hanging in her flat at around 5.15pm.

‘She lived alone with her dog. She had suffered from depression for many years and the little money she had got spent on alcohol.’

A pathologist report concluded Aurora died due to hanging.

Coroner David Horsley said: ‘From what I heard it’s quite clear she died from the way described. She has taken her own life while suffering from long-term mental health issues.’