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Coroner can't explain Australian's Croatian death

Coroner can't explain Australian's Croatian death

A coroner in Australia has failed to find the cause of death of an Australian tourist whose body was found floating in the Adriatic Sea near the nightclub in Croatia where she was last seen in September.
State coroner Jennifer Coate released an open finding Tuesday in Melbourne, the hometown of 21-year-old Britt Lapthorne, whose remains were retrieved from the sea off the ancient tourist city of Dubrovnik on Oct. 8.
She was reported missing by her friends after failing to return to her hotel from a nightclub on Sept. 17.
A Croatian coroner was similarly inconclusive about Lapthorne's cause of death.
Her boyfriend Simon Imberger says Croatian police are reluctant to treat the death as a murder.


Updated : 2021-04-14 14:12 GMT+08:00