HOSPITAL TRAGEDY- At New Norfolk
MERCURY Thursday 24thFebruary 1938
A finding of suicide while of a disturbed mind was given by the Coroner (Mr. G. Matheson) at an inquest held at, the Lachlan Park Hospital, New Norfolk, yesterday, on the death of an Inmate aged 30 years, who was found dead In his room at the hospital on Monday, Sergeant E. H. Anthony represented the police.
The evidence disclosed that the body was found hanging by a piece of sheeting from a wire netting window guard at the end of a room. The sheeting, it was stated had been torn from a bed sheet, and twisted about the man’s neck. The window was 9ft. 6In. from the floor, and the bed, which was against the wall below the window at 6.55 p.m., was out of position when the body was found at 7.10 p.m. According to the medical evidence, death was caused by strangulation and shock.