Sarah Louise Wood was living on jobseeker’s allowance :: Her death was found to be drug-related
A “bubbly” young woman was found dead in her flat after suffering severe money problems following being taken off benefits.
An inquest into the death of Sarah Louise Wood heard how she had taken loans at a “phenomenal” rate of interest as her money worries piled up.
The body of Ms Wood, 30, a known drug user from Marske, was found on May 28.
In a statement read out at Teesside Coroner’s Court, her mum Janice English said she was aware her daughter had used heroin.
Ms Wood also suffered from epilepsy and bipolar disorder, and had been diagnosed with COPD at a young age.
Her mum told the hearing her daughter was “deeply in debt” and had “stopped opening her letters” because she was “sick of bad news”.
“She had been taken off her benefits and was only on jobseekers’ allowance,” Ms English added.
“She would frequently get loans where the interest rate was phenomenal. She presented as bubbly and full of fun.”