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Nurse Laurie Jones' car found 'submerged' in river, inquest hears

Laurie had been working at University Hospital of Wales since January 2019. Credit: Family Photo

The body of paediatric nurse Laurie Jones was found in her car "submerged" in a river, an inquest into her death heard.

The 23-year-old was reported missing on October 1 after she failed to return home from a late shift at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Her body was then found and identified a day later.

The inquest on Tuesday 8 lasted five minutes and has been adjourned until March 17 2020.

An inquest into Laurie Jones' death heard on Tuesday that police "located her car submerged in the Sirhowy River."

Her body was recovered from the river in Wylie near Blackwood and was identified by her father.

The coroner also gave a provisional cause of death as drowning and head injury.

Laurie's body was found in the river near to the B4251 in Wylie.

During the five-minute hearing, senior coroner for Gwent Caroline Saunders said she was "satisfied Laurie Jane Jones has been appropriately identified and confirm the circumstances surrounding her death are to be subject to an inquest."

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

The inquest has now been adjourned until March 17 2020.

Laurie had been working at the Cardiff hospital since January 2019.

She was from the Blackwood area and previously attended Newbridge School.

The coroner has given a provisional cause of death as drowning and head injury.