Coroner records open verdict on death of Aaron Fiveash who was found washed up on beach

TRAGEDY: Aaron Fiveash

Aaron's father Dennis

Aaron's mother Maureen

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AN INQUEST into the death of a Bournemouth man found washed up on a beach in Hampshire recorded an open verdict yesterday.

Aaron Fiveash went missing from his parents’ home in Southbourne on Monday, January 6, prompting a major land and sea search. The 36-year-old had been displaying signs of paranoia in the days leading up to his disappearance, the inquest heard.

His adoptive father Dennis Fiveash told the inquest Aaron had seemed “happy and buoyant” during the Christmas period but had become increasingly agitated in the days before he went missing.

“He phoned me at work and just said he needed help,” he added.

“I stopped what I was doing straight away and immediately went round. He did not seem right. He was nervous.”

Mr Fiveash told the inquest he and Aaron’s mother Maureen were concerned about him and invited him to stay with them overnight before he went missing.

Aaron told his parents he was convinced people had been watching him and became increasingly agitated when he thought he could hear noises in his head, the inquest heard.

Mr Fiveash said: “He went to bed that night at around 11pm.

“When we went into his bedroom at around 8am he wasn’t there and the window was open.”

The police were called immediately and the police helicopter was deployed to search for Aaron in the surrounding area as officers made house-to-house enquiries.

The inquest heard his body was found by a dog walker on Southsea beach, Hampshire, three weeks later on Wednesday, January 29.

Deputy coroner for Bournemouth Brendan Allen read out a statement written by Home Office forensic pathologist Dr Basil Purdue, which said Aaron’s body had been in the water for the full three weeks and no anatomical cause of death could be determined. It added that there was no evidence of any third-party involvement. Mr Allen said: “I am not able to record a verdict of suicide as too much is unknown as to what happened to Aaron. I do not know what his intention was when he left the house.”

Speaking after the inquest, Mr Fiveash heaped praise on the police for their efforts to find his son.

“Aaron will be very sadly missed,” he added.

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11:37am Fri 9 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I agree with the Open verdict in this case. I rarely do. Coroners look for any possible way to not call a suicide a suicide if they possibly can. Even footballer Gary Speed was given an Open verdict after hanging himself in his garage. He didn't leave a suicide note so the coroner was able to twist the obvious facts and not call it a suicide. The recorded suicide rate in the UK is approx 6,000 per year. I'd put it at around 15,000 if coroners were more honest. Of course, they are leant on by the govt so it makes the UK look like a great place to live. Nobody wants to see us top the European suicide league
table do they. There are a lot of figures manipulated to give a false impression.

Below is a link that proves manipulation to anyone with a brain. The bloke rings the police and tells them he's going to hang himself, they go round, he has done, yet the coroner gives a Open verdict when it cleary should be suicide.


http://www.gazettean
dherald.co.uk/news/8
729608.Suicide_call_
from_Chippenham_man_
unheeded/
I agree with the Open verdict in this case. I rarely do. Coroners look for any possible way to not call a suicide a suicide if they possibly can. Even footballer Gary Speed was given an Open verdict after hanging himself in his garage. He didn't leave a suicide note so the coroner was able to twist the obvious facts and not call it a suicide. The recorded suicide rate in the UK is approx 6,000 per year. I'd put it at around 15,000 if coroners were more honest. Of course, they are leant on by the govt so it makes the UK look like a great place to live. Nobody wants to see us top the European suicide league table do they. There are a lot of figures manipulated to give a false impression. Below is a link that proves manipulation to anyone with a brain. The bloke rings the police and tells them he's going to hang himself, they go round, he has done, yet the coroner gives a Open verdict when it cleary should be suicide. http://www.gazettean dherald.co.uk/news/8 729608.Suicide_call_ from_Chippenham_man_ unheeded/ Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 4

7:24pm Fri 9 May 14

BournemouthMum says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I agree with the Open verdict in this case. I rarely do. Coroners look for any possible way to not call a suicide a suicide if they possibly can. Even footballer Gary Speed was given an Open verdict after hanging himself in his garage. He didn't leave a suicide note so the coroner was able to twist the obvious facts and not call it a suicide. The recorded suicide rate in the UK is approx 6,000 per year. I'd put it at around 15,000 if coroners were more honest. Of course, they are leant on by the govt so it makes the UK look like a great place to live. Nobody wants to see us top the European suicide league
table do they. There are a lot of figures manipulated to give a false impression.

Below is a link that proves manipulation to anyone with a brain. The bloke rings the police and tells them he's going to hang himself, they go round, he has done, yet the coroner gives a Open verdict when it cleary should be suicide.


http://www.gazettean

dherald.co.uk/news/8

729608.Suicide_call_

from_Chippenham_man_

unheeded/
Many of these cases though are a 'cry for help' - which I think is especially true of the case you have provided a link to. If someone was intent on committing suicide, would they really call the police first - surely they'd just go ahead and do it?

Whether the true number of suicides is 15,000 or 6,000 it's still way too high and says a lot about the government and the lack of resources available to people in despair.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I agree with the Open verdict in this case. I rarely do. Coroners look for any possible way to not call a suicide a suicide if they possibly can. Even footballer Gary Speed was given an Open verdict after hanging himself in his garage. He didn't leave a suicide note so the coroner was able to twist the obvious facts and not call it a suicide. The recorded suicide rate in the UK is approx 6,000 per year. I'd put it at around 15,000 if coroners were more honest. Of course, they are leant on by the govt so it makes the UK look like a great place to live. Nobody wants to see us top the European suicide league table do they. There are a lot of figures manipulated to give a false impression. Below is a link that proves manipulation to anyone with a brain. The bloke rings the police and tells them he's going to hang himself, they go round, he has done, yet the coroner gives a Open verdict when it cleary should be suicide. http://www.gazettean dherald.co.uk/news/8 729608.Suicide_call_ from_Chippenham_man_ unheeded/[/p][/quote]Many of these cases though are a 'cry for help' - which I think is especially true of the case you have provided a link to. If someone was intent on committing suicide, would they really call the police first - surely they'd just go ahead and do it? Whether the true number of suicides is 15,000 or 6,000 it's still way too high and says a lot about the government and the lack of resources available to people in despair. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 5

7:49pm Fri 9 May 14

elfinia says...

Maybe declaring a suicide affects a life insurance claim. ....sympathy for the family left behind ?
Maybe declaring a suicide affects a life insurance claim. ....sympathy for the family left behind ? elfinia
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Fri 9 May 14

O'Reilly says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I agree with the Open verdict in this case. I rarely do. Coroners look for any possible way to not call a suicide a suicide if they possibly can. Even footballer Gary Speed was given an Open verdict after hanging himself in his garage. He didn't leave a suicide note so the coroner was able to twist the obvious facts and not call it a suicide. The recorded suicide rate in the UK is approx 6,000 per year. I'd put it at around 15,000 if coroners were more honest. Of course, they are leant on by the govt so it makes the UK look like a great place to live. Nobody wants to see us top the European suicide league
table do they. There are a lot of figures manipulated to give a false impression.

Below is a link that proves manipulation to anyone with a brain. The bloke rings the police and tells them he's going to hang himself, they go round, he has done, yet the coroner gives a Open verdict when it cleary should be suicide.


http://www.gazettean

dherald.co.uk/news/8

729608.Suicide_call_

from_Chippenham_man_

unheeded/
I recently re-read the book "Open Verdict" by Tony Collins.......this confirms your suspicions as to 'suicides' or even outright murder as in the cases in the book...........
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I agree with the Open verdict in this case. I rarely do. Coroners look for any possible way to not call a suicide a suicide if they possibly can. Even footballer Gary Speed was given an Open verdict after hanging himself in his garage. He didn't leave a suicide note so the coroner was able to twist the obvious facts and not call it a suicide. The recorded suicide rate in the UK is approx 6,000 per year. I'd put it at around 15,000 if coroners were more honest. Of course, they are leant on by the govt so it makes the UK look like a great place to live. Nobody wants to see us top the European suicide league table do they. There are a lot of figures manipulated to give a false impression. Below is a link that proves manipulation to anyone with a brain. The bloke rings the police and tells them he's going to hang himself, they go round, he has done, yet the coroner gives a Open verdict when it cleary should be suicide. http://www.gazettean dherald.co.uk/news/8 729608.Suicide_call_ from_Chippenham_man_ unheeded/[/p][/quote]I recently re-read the book "Open Verdict" by Tony Collins.......this confirms your suspicions as to 'suicides' or even outright murder as in the cases in the book........... O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

12:13am Sat 10 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

elfinia wrote:
Maybe declaring a suicide affects a life insurance claim. ....sympathy for the family left behind ?
Thats true but listening to the Jeremy vine radio show a couple of weeks ago it transpires that life insurance companies IGNORE the coroner's verdict and go by probable evidence. A woman who's husband had been given an open verdict didn't get the life insurance payout and had to sell her house as she couldn't afford the monthly mortgage.

The insurance company told her they considered it a suicide based on the evidence. She took the case to the ombudsmen service and they rejected her claim and found in favour of the insurance company.
[quote][p][bold]elfinia[/bold] wrote: Maybe declaring a suicide affects a life insurance claim. ....sympathy for the family left behind ?[/p][/quote]Thats true but listening to the Jeremy vine radio show a couple of weeks ago it transpires that life insurance companies IGNORE the coroner's verdict and go by probable evidence. A woman who's husband had been given an open verdict didn't get the life insurance payout and had to sell her house as she couldn't afford the monthly mortgage. The insurance company told her they considered it a suicide based on the evidence. She took the case to the ombudsmen service and they rejected her claim and found in favour of the insurance company. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

2:01am Sat 10 May 14

Huey says...

I didn't know him but wish I could have helped.
I didn't know him but wish I could have helped. Huey
  • Score: 3

10:28am Sat 10 May 14

Minty Fresh says...

Very sad for all his family and friends who I'm sure will still be feeling awful that they couldn't have been in the right place at the right time to prevent his loss.
Very sad for all his family and friends who I'm sure will still be feeling awful that they couldn't have been in the right place at the right time to prevent his loss. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 2

11:13pm Sun 11 May 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Lots of young people commit suicide. Mental health doesn't get treated properly and is poorly understood by doctors and employers. People feel there is no way out. The astromical cost of living, not being able to secure a future etc do people in.

No wonder people top themselves.
Lots of young people commit suicide. Mental health doesn't get treated properly and is poorly understood by doctors and employers. People feel there is no way out. The astromical cost of living, not being able to secure a future etc do people in. No wonder people top themselves. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 0

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