Final inquest date set for pensioner couple who died at their Washington home

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AN inquest into the deaths of an elderly couple found dead in Washington will conclude in September.

The bodies of Ken and Edna Fisher were discovered inside their semi-detached bungalow at Biddick Villas in Columbia, Washington, in April.

Sunderland Coroner Derek Winter opened an inquest into the pair’s deaths on April 16.

At a hearing today, he announced that investigations will finish on September 24.

Mr Winter told the Fisher family: “I understand that all reports and statements will be to hand by the end of August.

“My intention is to hold both inquests together.”

The inquest at the city’s coroner’s court is expected to last all day.

The couple’s bodies were found by a carer on the morning of April 11, in the home they had shared for more than 30 years.

Detectives from Northumbria Police quickly ruled out any third party involvement, although how the couple came to meet their deaths remains unknown.

The Echo understand Edna, 74, a former nurse at a family planning clinic, suffered from Parkinson’s disease and that her 76-year-old husband looked after her.

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