Appeal launched to find relatives after death of Calderdale woman

Coroner's Officers are appealing for information to trace the relatives of Maureen Curtiss from Todmorden.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 2:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 2:46 pm

Ms Curtiss, aged 88, passed away on the April 26 2021.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Coroner's Officer, Rachel Heap, on 01274 373721 during the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

What is the role of the coroner?

Coroner's Office in Bradford

The Coroner has a duty to investigate those deaths that are reported to the Coroner.

This can be as a result of a referral from a hospital, GP or in the case of a death in the community, the police.

The Coroner’s enquiries are made for the Coroner by the Coroner’s officers and are carried out as sensitively as possible, but the Coroner must still ensure that proper enquiries are made.

The Coroner is an independent judicial officer appointed to investigate all sudden, violent and unexplained deaths of persons who have either died in, or whose bodies are brought into, the area.

In certain cases the Coroner must hold an inquest to determine who, when, how and in what circumstances a person has died.