1. ITV Report

Coroner returns open verdict


A coroner has recorded an open verdict on a student from Suffolk who died while studying in Hungary. Daniel Gliksten, from the Denham Estate near Bury St Edmunds, disappeared after a New Year's Eve party in Budapest. His body was found in the river nearly three months later.

On New Year's Eve 2012 the 23 year old left a party at the Orkert bar in the centre of Budapest and walked towards the nearby River Danube. He was never seen again. His family travelled to Budapest to join in the search along with several of his university friends.

A friend reported Daniel missing the next day but it wasn't until the 20th March - nearly three months later that his body was found further downstream behind the Stonecross gate. He was identified by his clothing and dental records.

Suffolk coroner, Peter Dean, opened the inquest today offering his condolences to the family of Daniel Gliksten. He said that "a lack of factual evidence of what happened that night - it could, after all, have been a tragic accident - means I have no choice but to record an open verdict."

He also added that the post-mortem findings supported that Daniel had drowned and his death was likely to have occurred about two to three months before his body was found.