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BBC journalist who was found lifeless next to his dead partner remains a mystery, says coroner



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The death of a former BBC journalist will remain a mystery, an inquest heard.

John Stevenson, 68, was found dead on the floor of his lounge with the body of his partner alongside him.

South Wales Central coroner’s court heard the discovery was made on March 12, 2020 by police who had forced entry to their rented terrace home in Aberdare.

A district nurse had raised concerns after she had been unable to see Mr. Stevenson or his partner, Mark Turner.


The court heard the exact circumstances of Mr. Stevenson’s death were not known but it is likely he died from natural causes due to poor health having suffered a stroke.

Mr. Stevenson was discovered in a seated position on the floor of the lounge, which was used as his bedroom, while Mr. Turner’s body was face down next to him.

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