Chesterfield teenager found dead in York

A Chesterfield student was found dead with a note expressing an intention to take his life, an inquest heard.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 12:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 2:07 pm
Mr Elliot was found in student accommodation in Heworth, York.

The body of 18-year-old Adam Elliott, of Brockwell, was found in student accommodation in Heworth, York, on Wednesday, March 9.

Mr Elliott was a first-year computer science student at York St John University.

During the opening into Mr Elliott’s inquest, York’s acting senior coroner Jonathan Leach said the student had been out with friends on the Tuesday night.

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At about 3pm on Wednesday, a flatmate became concerned and a member of security attended and forced entry into his room.

Mr Leach said a post-mortem examination had been conducted and its preliminary conclusion was that the cause of death was hanging.

He added that Mr Elliott had no ‘medical history of note’.

The inquest was adjourned to a later date.

York St John University said it was supporting police with their investigation and its sympathies were with Mr Elliott’s family and friends.

Police said there was nothing to suggest his death was suspicious.

Mr Elliott’s obituary, which has been placed in this week’s Derbyshire Times, states: “His interests included travelling, socialising, music, football, festivals, driving, cinema, clothing, eating out, his Pug Finley and spending time with family.”

His funeral service will take place at Chesterfield Crematorium Chapel at 10.50am on Tuesday, April 5, followed by burial at Boythorpe Cemetery.