Autopsy proves British woman died of injury

THE TELEGRAPH, INDIA | 28 June 2013 19:58 IST

Denyse Sweeney

Denyse Sweeney, 35, from Derby collapsed in a bar in Goa in April 2010 and died in a hospital an hour later.

An Indian autopsy said that she had "most likely" died from a drugs overdose, but the family believe that she was murdered after 20 unexplained marks were found on her body.

The family have been campaigning to clear her name and commissioned a toxicology report, which revealed at her inquest in Derby in April 2011 that she had no illegal substances in her system.

The results forced police in India to reopen the case, while Derbyshire police also began an investigation and ordered an examination by a Home Office pathologist.

In 2012 a new inquiry was told that the initial investigation was so flawed they may never establish how she died.

But now the British pathologists have found the cause of death to be an injury to the back of Miss Sweeney's head.

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