A WOMAN'S death remains a mystery after she fell from her bedroom window in Sheffield, an inquest ruled.
Debbie Ann Pass, aged 42, died after falling from her third floor flat at Infirmary Road, Shalesmoor. The inquest heard how Miss Pass enjoyed looking out of the large windows in her flat - and had been warned it could be dangerous if she had been drinking. Miss Pass had a long history of mental health problems, with several attempts at suicide, but had appeared happier in the days leading upto her death on August 31 last year.
Her GP Dr Maria Read told the hearing how she had beaten addiction to heroin and crack cocaine but had started drinking heavily. She also had a history of medication for anxiety and depression.
In the past, Miss Pass had suffered a serious assault and her partner had been jailed when he had assaulted someone in revenge. After his release from prison, the couple had problems readjusting to their lives and, in October 2005, Miss Pass' partner committed suicide by hanging himself in their garden. Dr Read said: "She was totally devastated. She was in a terrible state. She was drinking heavily and feeling desperate."
On one occasion she tried to hang herself with a washing line but changed her mind and called an ambulance.
Her condition deteriorated again after the home she had shared with her partner was broken into and vandalised. Toxicology reports showed she was three times over the drink drive limit and had taken prescription drugs, but not in overdose quantities.
Assistant deputy coroner Donald Coutts-Wood said Miss Pass may have taken her own life or her death could have been accidental and recorded an open verdict.