Annapuranee Jenkins Obituary, Death – An open judgment was given during the inquest into the unexpected death of Australian Annapuranee Jenkins (photo) by a coroner’s court in this city. The decision was taken by Judge Norsalha Hamzah, who was serving in the capacity of coroner, since she was unable to identify the cause and nature of the death or any criminal element based on the testimony that was given in court.
Nearly three years after her disappearance in 2017 while she was on vacation here, Jenkins’ bones were discovered in 2020. In her decision before the George Town court yesterday, she stated that “there was insufficient evidence to establish the facts of the case.” A coroner who affirms the occurrence of a suspicious death but does not identify the cause of the death renders a “open verdict.”
Jenkins, who was born in Parit Buntar, Perak, had travelled back to Penang with her Australian husband for a routine visit before going missing in 2017. She had just gotten off an e-hailing ride on a busy street when she vanished. After she vanished, a family member who had her contact information posted banners and posters of the woman, who was 66 at the time.
Police discovered what they believe to be Jenkins’ belongings and pieces of human bone in a thicket close to the Penang Turf Club in Jalan Batu Gantung on June 24, 2020. According to Norsalha, the court had received testimony from several agencies and witnesses, but there were no definite hints that would have allowed the court to ascertain the location and manner of the deceased’s death. Before announcing an open verdict, Norsalha stated, “Taking into account the information and testimonies, the coroner’s court is unable to determine the real cause of death, and we are unable to determine if there were any third party criminal elements in this case or if there was no criminal element at all. “We hoped the coroner would notice all the gaps so that a new inquiry could be conducted to determine the cause of death.talking with my sister about the next step for the time being. We won’t give up looking for justice for mom,” he declared.