TIM FROHWEIN: Police officer’s family want details of search operation to find him

Tim Frohwein.
Tim Frohwein.

The family of a senior Derbyshire police officer who was found dead in the Peak District have asked for details of the search operation to find him to be disclosed during his inquest.

The body of Timothy Frohwein, 48, was discovered on the Grouse Moor area of the Goyt Valley on November 23, 2013.

The married father-of-three, who was Chesterfield’s Chief Inspector, had been reported missing from his Buxton home six days before.

During a pre-inquest review touching on his death a solicitor representing Mr Frohwein’s family asked that a search map with circles marked on it used by Inspector Martin Coey, of Derbyshire Police, to outline the force’s search strategy when Mr Frohwein went missing, be made available.

He also asked that a ‘chart of comments’ by Superintendent Graham McLaughlin, of Derbyshire Police, which described Mr Frohwein in a particular way also be provided.

During a pre-inquest review touching on Mr Frowhein’s death which took place at Chesterfield coroners’ court in February Derbyshire’s senior coroner Dr Robert Hunter revealed that Mr Frowhein ‘wasn’t promoted on two occasions’.

A provisional post-mortem examination report found he died of hypothermia, the court heard.

Dr Hunter said Mr Frowhein’s full inquest would explore a number of personal and professional matters.

These included Mr Frowhein’s performance at work, career progression and marital issues.

Mick Creedon, Derbyshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, had previously paid tribute to Mr Frowhein.

He said: “Tim was a thoughtful man who was committed to his family. He had worked for Derbyshire Constabulary since 1993”

The full inquest into Mr Frohwein’s death will be held on 28th November at Chesterfield Coroners’ Court and is expected to last between 8-9 days.