Hornchurch pensioner Rosemary Shearman died of asphyxiation - post mortem result

An image of Rosemary Shearman released by police. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service

An image of Rosemary Shearman released by police. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service - Credit: Archant

Hornchurch pensioner Rosemary Shearman, whose death last week sparked a murder investigation, died of asphyxiation, her post mortem found.

Rosemary, 77, was found dead at her home in Platford Green on Tuesday afternoon.

This morning former Crown Prosecution Service worker Thomas Blazquez, 50, of Onslow Gardens, South Woodford, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with her murder.

Rosemary’s post mortem, which was held on Thursday but whose results were not released until today, found her death was caused by mechanical obstruction of the upper airway.


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