A major search, which attracted the attention of the national media, was launched in the Wootton area of the Isle of Wight on Tuesday 25th June after the young woman was reported missing by her employer, PGL Little Canada, the previous day.
Police, WightSAR, Hants SAR and HM Coastguard – as well as a number of Rosie’s colleagues – searched for several days in a bid to locate the university graduate alive and well.
Sadly, at just gone 15:00 on Friday 28th June, Rosie’s body was found off hanging in woodland off the main road through Havenstreet.
An inquest opening held in Newport this week heard how the 22-year-old was in a heightened emotional state having separated from her boyfriend. She was also due to have a meeting at work following a recent dispute. Rosie had been drinking alcohol.
A post-mortem examination has confirmed that the cause of death was hanging.
The inquest has been adjourned by Coroner Caroline Sumeray until 20th November 2019.
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