Toilet death mum – inquestBy Hugh Fort
May 30, 2008
A mother-of-two found dead in a public toilet in Wokingham was five-and-half times over the drink drive limit, an inquest has heard.
Janet Gibbs, 47, from Pheasant Close in Winnersh, was found dead in the toilets in Rose Street by a maintenance worker on Thursday, November 29, last year.
The inquest at Windsor Guildhall last Thursday heard how doctors had first diagnosed Mrs Gibbs as having an alcohol problem in 2002.
Her husband Paul told coroner Peter Bedford his wife had been becoming increasingly stressed in her job as a recruitment consultant.
This, combined with the marital break-up of two close friends, led to her turning to drink to cope with depression.
Mr Bedford recorded a verdict of misadventure and after the inquest Mr Gibbs said the death of his wife had been "a waste of a great life".
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