John Stevenson Obituary, Death, Cause Of Death – DEATH MYSTERY BBC reporter John Stevenson found dead next to partner’s body as cause of death remains a mystery, inquest hears. THE death of a BBC reporter found next to his partner’s body will remain a mystery, an inquest heard.
John Stevenson, 68, was discovered in a seating position on the lounge floor of his home in Aberdare in Wales.His partner Mark Turner’s body was found face down next to him by police after a district nurse raised the alarm when she was unable to wake them.
An inquest heard how Stevenson, a former BBC Wales political correspondent, likely died from natural causes and was in poor health after suffering a stroke.
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But the exact circumstances of his death are not known with a post mortem failing to establish how he died. No evidence was given on how Mark passed away in the double tragedy on March 12, 2020.
Consultant forensic pathologist Dr Stephen Leadbeatter said: “The younger man’s arms appeared to be in a position suggesting an attempt by him to lift the other man [Stevenson].
“I understood further that crime scene investigators had seen nothing suggesting violence or a struggle at the premises.”