A MOTHER who was found unresponsive by police at was “under a lot of stress”, an inquest revealed.

Marina Costall, 51, was found unresponsive at David Blackwell House in Bocking End, Braintree on March 15.

Police arrived at the scene after a friend became concerned for Marina’s welfare.

An inquest into her death was held at the Essex Coroner’s Service in Chelmsford last Thursday, in the presence of her family.

During the hearing PC Gould, from Essex Police, said: “I got to the scene and examined the body and the scene to check for any third-party involvement, I also checked for any signs of forced entry.

“I can confirm there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.”

PC Gould also confirmed there was no note found at the scene.

The court heard how Marina had been under a lot of stress and got on the wrong path.

Her sister, Alice, said: “She has told us she wanted to be with her dad, but we aren’t really sure what that means.

“We just wish she had told us what she was feeling more.”

Marina’s son, Mark Costall, told the court she was a wonderful mother.

He said: “She always worked very hard, she was quite up and down but never suicidal.”

A post-mortem examination was carried out following her death.

Pathologist Dr Peter Davis recorded the cause of death as cocaine toxicity with possible positional asphyxia.

Senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray went on to record an open verdict.

She said: “You won’t be surprised I have considered suicide. I have also considered an accident.

“However, there isn’t enough evidence for either one and I am not satisfied she took her own life, so I am going to record an open conclusion.

“We will never quite know what was going through her mind or what happened. She was clearly much loved.”