Woman found under car in Cleckheaton was outside her home

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coroner's court Coroner's court

A woman whose body was found under an empty car parked in a Cleckheaton street was outside her home, an inquest has heard.

Police and paramedics were called to Prospect Street at 12.03am on May 5 after a passer-by spotted Jacqueline Monger’s lifeless body under an unattended Vauxhall Omega. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The opening of the inquest at Bradford Coroner’s Court yesterday into the death of the 44-year-old unemployed office worker was adjourned for police investigations to continue into what happened.

A 57-year-old man is currently on bail after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while over the proscribed limit.

At the time of the discovery, Detective Chief Inspector Adrian Taylor put out an appeal for witnesses in the area at the time.

Assistant Bradford coroner Oliver Longstaff heard Mrs Monger was found outside her home address and was identified by a passport picture shown to a coroner’s officer at the mortuary.

“The circumstances of her death are subject of an ongoing investigation and potential proceedings,” said Mr Longstaff who adjourned the inquest until an outcome of police enquiries and potential court action.

He added: “There is no reason for her body to be retained. I formally release it so funeral arrangements can be made.”

Information from witnesses can still be passed either to West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime) department on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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