A man was found dead in a wheelie bin outside a flat where a woman was discovering hanging just six days earlier, an inquest has heard.
Assistant coroner for the Bedfordshire Ian Pears opened an inquest into the deaths of Adim Baba and Tabussum Winning today (Thursday).
Addressing Ampthill Coroners’ Court he said: “An unresponsive male was found in a wheelie bin outside (a flat in) Essex Close Luton, on October 16.
“At 9.18pm paramedics on the scene confirmed death. The male was later identified as Adim Baba, otherwise known as Mohammed Yasin.”
Odontologist Dr Alfred Martin later examined Mr Baba’s body as well as Home office pathologist Dr Charlotte Randall who carried out a post mortem.
They confirmed the 49-year-old died from blunt force trauma to the head, only six days before Ms Winning, who was originally from Pakistan, was found dead.
Opening her inquest Mr Pears said: “Tabussum Winning was found hanging in a doorway of (a flat in) Essex Close at 4.24pm on October 10.
“Paramedics attended and confirmed death.”
Dr Randall carried out a post mortem on the 34-year-old’s body and found that she died from hanging.
Ms Winning’s death was originally treated as not suspicious but a large scale investigation was launched by Bedfordshire police after the discovery of Mr Baba’s body.
The pair did not live together.
Police arrested a man in connection with both deaths after launching a double murder investigation, but he has since been released on bail.
A full inquest in their deaths will be held at the same court on March 2, 2017.