AN inquest has opened into the death of a 23-year-old Dudley woman who was found hanged at Saltwells Nature Reserve.

The 23-year-old retail supervisor, who lived in Bratch Close, Netherton, was found on July 1 by a member of the public who alerted the police and ambulance service.

Police began CPR on arrival at the scene but Miss Homer, who was born in Stourbridge, was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after.

Senior coroner for the Black Country, Zafar Siddique, said she had died from asphyxia due to hanging and he adjourned the inquest until midday on August 11.

He said further investigation was needed ahead of a full inquest and he offered his condolences to Miss Homer’s family and friends.

A JustGiving page has been set up to raise £1,500 in memory of Miss Homer who was described as “a loving and compassionate person” with “the most vivacious smile, which would light up any room”.

The online donation page said funds raised would be passed on to Miss Homer’s loved ones to help with funeral costs or a memorial or charity in her name and it adds: “Hannah-Mae will be missed and remembered forever by all who knew her.”