Thursday, September 29, 2005

CBF Inquest opens today

• Pathologist also called in to Ocean Heights Case

The Home Office pathologist due to give evidence today at the inquest into the death of Commodore David White, the former Commander British Forces in Gibraltar, will also carry out the post mortem on the dead man found in Ocean Heights on Monday.

Dr Peter Jerreat, a forensic pathologist with over 28 years experience, is no stranger to Gibraltar and has worked here a number of times this year alone.

He carried out the post mortem on Commodore White last January after the former CBF was found dead in the pool at his Mount Barbary residence. The examination concluded that the Royal Navy officer had drowned.

Dr Jerreat also carried out a post mortem on Clive Nuñez, a local man who died in police custody, and gave evidence at his inquest earlier this year.

Ocean Heights Body

Investigations into the death of a 40-year old man whose body was found in a flat in Ocean Heights continue, though police have not released any new information relating to the incident. The man’s name has not been made public pending formal identification by his next of kin, who are travelling to Gibraltar from the UK. But the Chronicle understands that, although he had lived away from the Rock for many years, the man had a local family connection.

The post mortem to be conducted by Dr Jerreat will be vital in order to establish the exact cause of death.

The Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) is treating the death as suspicious.

Related Article:

28 September 2005 - Police appeal for information on 'suspicious' death

21 June 2005 - Jury finds neglect in Nunez Inquest

11 January 2005 - Military Chief expresses shock and grief

14 January 2005 - Post Mortem in Commander British Forces Case - Commodore White drowned

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