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Baddoneby View Drop Down
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  Quote Baddoneby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Death info
    Posted: 04/February/2012 at 16:19
A very dear friend of mine recently committed the ultimate act, suicide.
It has been extremely distressing for all who knew him including myself.

It was not expected and to have closure on this I need answers on how, when and where.

His partner is unwilling to tell anyone the answers to these questions and I don't particularly want to hit his parents up for answers either.

Is their any other way I can get answers to these questions. It's really bothering me, not knowing how, when and where it happened.
Will the coroners court release info?
The police are unwilling to offer any info at this stage.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/February/2012 at 16:46
Only if there is a coroners hearing into his death, these hearing are usually held in open court, but some times part of the session may be closed, but this is rare. Some times the hearing is held long after the event.

You should not add to the grief of the partner or his parents by asking them.
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  Quote Baddoneby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/February/2012 at 17:10
i guess i'll just leave it. In time i guess I will get answers.

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/February/2012 at 18:53
I've been there too, it's very hard to deal with but time passing helps. Although it is untactful to enquire how or why someone died, it is very helpful to people who have lost loved ones to have friends express sympathy over the months and years ahead and to remind the survivors that the loved one has not been forgotten. Quite often the survivors - unprompted - will talk about the circumstances of the death in due course.

Edited by AsiaOilDude - 04/February/2012 at 19:11
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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/February/2012 at 19:05
Not sure if all states publish the Coroner Courts reports on the internet, but Queensland does, you can find the reports click here<-
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