Man showed his ex suicide letter
6:30pm Sunday 17th March 2013 in News
A 41-year-old man from Llandissilio showed his former partner a letter stating he intended to hang himself two days before he was found dead, a coroner’s inquest heard on Thursday, February 28th.
Arwel Wyn Jenkins was found hanged at his home on November 11th.
The inquest heard Mr Jenkins, a health and safety officer at Pembroke Power Station, had become depressed and anxious in the months leading up to his death and was increasingly possessive of his partner of eight years, Coronwen Dakin.
His relationship with Miss Dakin ended and he was signed off work by a doctor, Dyfed-Powys coroner’s officer Jeremy Davies told the inquest.
After returning from a holiday in Egypt on November 9th, Mr Jenkins met up with Miss Dakin and showed her a letter, which stated his intention to take his own life.
Miss Dakin later received an unusual text from Mr Jenkins and went to the cottage on November 11th to see if he was alright because she had not heard from him.
Her sister and her sister’s boyfriend went as well and found Mr Jenkins, with his mobile phone and handwritten letters by his side, including the one he had shown Miss Dakin on November 9th.
A post-mortem found the cause of death to be hanging.
Recording a verdict of suicide, HM deputy coroner for Pembrokeshire Gareth Lewis said: “All evidence points to Mr Jenkins having the intention of taking his own life.”