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Open verdict at inquest of woman found in Manx waters

Tue, 12 Apr 2016

The Coroner of Inquests has recorded an open verdict after the death of a Polish woman who was found in Manx waters. 

33-year-old Joanna Dabrowska's badly decomposed body was pulled from the water on July 5th last year near to Port Jack.

DNA recovered from muscle tissue, and dental records, were used to identify the remains - it's estimated she died between May 27th and June 5th.

The company director had been holidaying in Dublin when she was reported as missing by her landlord - he'd tried to contact her for a week.

Known as "Asha" to her family Miss Dabrowska had left her native country after struggling with the death of a younger sister in a car crash.

She'd moved to Germany, and then on to Switzerland, before arriving in the Irish Republic - the court heard she'd planned to move to the USA and had applied for a visa.

E-mails between Miss Dabrowska and her sister were read to the court which indicated she was acting "out of the ordinary" in the run up to her disappearance - she was also described as "very fragile".

Coroner John Needham told the court that due to a lack of evidence he couldn't determine the cause or place of her death.

Toxicology reports showed no drugs were found in her system with Mr Needham confirming there was no evidence of any criminal activity at this time.

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