Coroner searches for family of Washington pensioner found dead in his home

An search has been launched to trace the relatives of a pensioner found dead in his home.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 07 June, 2019, 07:00
Officers based at Sunderland Coroner's Court are appealing for help to find the family of George Richard David Johnson.

George Richard David Johnson was discovered at his house in Hertburn Gardens in Concord, Washington, on Monday.

The 73-year-old was born on October 1, 1946.

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It is believed he went by the name Dave and had friends in Gateshead.

Anyone with information can call Sunderland Coroners' officer Neville Dixon on (0191) 561 7842 or email him via or his colleague Jessica Lee on (0191) 561 7844 or email her through