Nurse in Royal Prank Left 3 Suicide Notes

Coroner reveals Jacintha Saldanha used scarf to hang herself

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 13, 2012 5:50 AM CST

(Newser) Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who answered the now-infamous prank call asking about Kate Middleton, left not one but three suicide notes, a coroner's inquest in Britain heard today. A police detective chief inspector revealed that two notes were found at the scene, and a third was tucked among her belongings. A coroner confirmed yesterday's report that she died by hanging, specifying that Saldanha was found by a co-worker and security staffer hanging by a scarf from a closet, reports the AP.

She also had injuries to her wrists, said the inspector, who noted that police have determined no one else was involved in Saldanha's death. He added that her family, friends, and colleagues are being interviewed and her emails and phone calls are being reviewed as they work to determine the elements that led to her death.

Undated handout photo of the late nurse Jacintha Saldanha of King Edward VII hospital, provided by Saldanha's family in Shirva north of Mangalore, India.
Undated handout photo of the late nurse Jacintha Saldanha of King Edward VII hospital, provided by Saldanha's family in Shirva north of Mangalore, India.   (AP Photo/Saldanha Family, File)
A policeman stands on duty outside Westminster Coroner's Court where the initial inquest into nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death is being opened.
A policeman stands on duty outside Westminster Coroner's Court where the initial inquest into nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death is being opened.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Husband of the late nurse Jacintha Saldanha, Benedict Barboza arrives at the Houses of Parliament in central London with daughter Lisha, 14, and son Junal, 16.
Husband of the late nurse Jacintha Saldanha, Benedict Barboza arrives at the Houses of Parliament in central London with daughter Lisha, 14, and son Junal, 16.   (AP Photo /Anthony Devlin/PA)
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