A devastated family has been told they will likely never get answers as to whether a much-loved mum was dead when she was 'dumped' in an alleyway by two 'despicable' fellow drug users following an overdose.
The body of Kerry Newman, 40, was found at the side of a footpath in Rochdale by a man walking home from the gym on July 18 last year.
The grim discovery, on the path off New Barn Lane, initially sparked a murder investigation. The police investigation found she was taken there several hours earlier, at around 1.30am, by two people later identified as Robert Halliwell and Melanie Bullen.
They said they had been taking drugs together at Halliwell's flat on the Freehold estate and that they had 'panicked' after they realised she had had an overdose and died. Try MEN Premium now for FREE...Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk