A YOUNG man whose body hung in a tree on a golf course for nearly three years committed suicide, a coroner has concluded.
Jurij Sliachtecov was reported as a missing person to police almost three years before his body was discovered at Bournemouth’s Meyrick Park golf club in April this year.
He had left a note asking his friend to sell his belongings and send the money to his grandmother and was found clasping a keyring and beads that had been given to him by his former girlfriend.
Detective Inspector Mark Samuel told the inquest at Bournemouth Coroner’s Court: “From a police perspective we discovered no suspicious circumstances or any elements of foul play regarding his death. There was nothing to indicate any foul play there at all.”
He said the missing person investigation was initially deemed low risk because it was presumed Mr Sliachtecov had returned to Lithuania, his country of origin. It was then escalated when a friend informed police he had found a note telling him to sell his belongings and send any money to his grandmother.
But DI Samuel said police had no information to go on and their only lead was that his bank card was used in an unknown branch of Field and Trek in May 2011.
Three years later, in April 2014, a member of the public phoned police to say his dog had found what looked like a human hand at Meyrick Park.
“A specialist search team and sniffer dogs were brought in,” DI Samuel said.
“Very high up a tree, at least as high as this building, was what looked like the remains of a body.”
A post-mortem on the remains concluded the death was “in keeping with wilful self suspension”.
Deputy Dorset Coroner Brendan Allen said he was satisfied Mr Sliachtecov intended to take his own life and that no-one else was involved and recorded a verdict of suicide.