‘PETRIFIED’ Woman who moved more than 50 miles to escape her ‘violent’ ex found dead after he turned up at her new home
An inquest heard that a woman moved 50 miles to escape her “violent” ex.
Jessica Louise Laverack, known as Jessie, fled Patrick Walsh to East Yorkshire in 2017.
Mr. Walsh found Jessie’s address and sent her a letter before showing up unexpectedly.
Jessie died on February 2, 2018, in Beverley.
Hull Coroners Court is investigating her mysterious death.
Jessie moved to East Yorkshire in 2017 to escape Mr. Walsh, who allegedly abused her and grabbed her by the throat.
Mr. Walsh has refuted all allegations, and there is no evidence to suggest that he was involved in the circumstances surrounding her passing.
On September 5 of that year, a meeting of the East Riding Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) determined that the situation involving Jessie posed a “high risk.”
It was during that month that Mr. Walsh is rumored to have discovered the location of Jessie after she had relocated.
During the inquest, it was revealed that he had written a letter to Jessie before going outside.
He allegedly tried to see and take Jessie’s dog, whom she loved so much that she turned down a women’s refuge because pets weren’t allowed.
An East Riding Domestic Violence and Abuse Partnership (DVAP) worker said Jessie was “petrified” after Mr. Walsh found out where she lived.
Jessie had suicidal thoughts and contacted mental health services in autumn 2017.
Jessie didn’t want to move, so DVAP set up outdoor lighting, an alarm system, and a Lifeline call for her home.
Jessie told her DVAP caseworker a week before her death that she planned to work with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
She was also entering alcohol rehab.
Wednesday’s inquest revealed no further details about Jessie’s death.
After her death, her sister organized a Mind fundraiser that raised over £1,700.
She described Jessie as “fun, loving, and adventurous” on the fundraiser page and said, “I lost her suddenly and unexpectedly on February 2, 2018. She was 34.”
My family and I are heartbroken over what happened. I can’t describe the sadness and pain my family feels every day.”
Jessie’s inquest continues.