Woman found dead at foot of Malham Cove is named as inquest opens

A woman who was found dead at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales has been identified.

Gordale Scar near Malham Cove

The body of Heather Elizabeth Cameron, 57, was recovered from the foot of the cove by Cave Rescue Organisation volunteers shortly after 1am on February 4.

She had been reported missing from her home in Lancashire the previous day.

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North Yorkshire Police said the circumstances were not thought to be suspicious.

An inquest into her death was opened at County Hall in Northallerton last week and adjourned pending a full hearing at a later date.

The CRO's incident log stated: "North Yorkshire Police requested CRO’s assistance after they found a missing person sadly deceased at the foot of Malham Cove. Team members searched an area at the top of the cove for personal effects and carried the deceased by stretcher, then by team Land Rover, to the road-head for handing over to the undertaker."