An appeal has been made to find the next of kin of a 68-year-old Sunderland woman who died in the early hours of this morning.
Patricia Ann Cording, 68, died in the early hours of this morning at Bryony Lodge Nursing Home, in Leechmere Road.
So far, Sunderland's coroner's office has not been able to trace her next of kin.
Ms Cording, who was born on May 16 1950, previously lived at Wadham Court Sheltered Housing, in Ryhope.
She is believed to have two sisters that she hasn't spoken to for 20 years.
If you believe you are his next of kin, or have any information which may help, call Reginald Hooper on 0191 561 7840.