Early results show pensioner died of natural causes

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Early results of a post mortem carried out after the body of a Fenland pensioner was exhumed from a Wisbech cemetery show the woman died of natural causes.

The body of Gertrude Frankham, the 75-year-old widow of the late Gypsy Rights Campaigner Eli Frankham, was exhumed from the Mount Pleasant Cemetery after her family raised concerns about her death to police last month.

Mrs Frankham died at her home in Walpole St Andrew in December.

A police spokesman said confirmed an investigation was launched on behalf of the coroner surrounding Mrs Frankham’s death and said the exhumation was planned as part of the investigation being carried out with the support of and consultation with her family.

She said: “Early indications from the results of Gertrude Frankham’s post mortem examination, carried out on behalf of HM Coroner, show she died from natural causes. Her family have been informed of the initial results.”