Man's sudden death remains a mystery

MEDICAL experts have been unable to determine what caused the sudden death of a Doncaster hypnotherapist while his wife was away for the day.

Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 8:29 am
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2007, 8:19 am

Therese Dunne found her husband, John, aged 50, dead at home in The Crescent, Dunscroft.

Although Mr Dunne had taken an overdose of insulin three months before his death and was suffering from fits, doctors had not diagnosed any illness.

The post-mortem by pathologist Dr Anju Verghese could not ascertain the cause of death. She said it could be a case of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

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Toxicology tests proved all clear and Dr Verghese said there was no clear evidence as to why he died.

It could have been a small fit in his brain which left no evidence, or sudden death from heart arrhythmia. She could not confirm either.

Deputy Coroner Fred Curtis said there was nothing to indicate a positive cause of death so he had to record an open verdict. He was reasonably satisfied it was natural.