A TEENAGE mother died as a result of hanging at her flat in Douglas last month, an inquest heard this week.
The inquest into the death of 19-year-old Caitlin Majella Alker was told she was discovered soon after 7am in the bathroom of her flat on Murray’s Road early in the morning on Sunday, August 26.
Paramedics were unable to revive Miss Alker, who was a full time mother, and pronounced death at 7.18am as a result of asphyxia.
A post-mortem examination by Dr Ervin Long confirmed death was due to hanging.
Coroner John Needham said proceedings would be opened and adjourned until enquiries into the death were complete.
Mr Needham offered his condolences to the family.