A GRIEVING family and friends of a woman who plunged 60ft to her death from Chester City Walls have left a mass of floral tributes at the scene.
Julie Ann Jones, 41, of Elmwood Avenue, Newton, fell from the walls off Northgate Street on to the canal towpath on Friday morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 11am after members of the public saw her fall from the walls close to the antiquarian bookshop. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The walls and part of the pavement on Northgate Street were immediately cordoned off by police.
Floral tributes left at the scene this week described Julie – who would have been 42 on Tuesday – as ‘beautiful’ with one saying: “Will miss your warm, happy smile so much.”
The family were too distressed to talk about the incident.
The Cheshire coroner’s office confirmed the inquest into her death had been opened yesterday (Wednesday) and then adjourned until a later date.
The initial cause of death is ‘multiple injuries’.
Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: “The circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are not being treated as suspicious.”
This is the second person to die this year after falling from Chester City Walls.
In February 38-year-old Thomas Corry of Plas Dinas flats in Blacon plunged to his death in almost the same location.
He was discovered in the early hours of February 10. Police said it was unclear how he fell but they did not treat the incident as suspicious.
In May 2002, 23-year-old postman David Spencer from Broughton died after falling from the walls between Frodsham Street and Northgate Street.