Inquest hears that alleged murder victim Jill Goldsmith died of head injuries

Jill Goldsmith wife of Otis Goldsmith.
Jill Goldsmith wife of Otis Goldsmith.

A 49-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered by her Northamptonshire Police officer husband died from head injuries, an inquest heard today.

Jill Goldsmith, 49, was found last Thursday at the semi-detached home she shared with her husband Detective Constable Otis Goldsmith in Wootton Hall Park.

Jill Goldsmith, wife of Otis Goldsmith.

Jill Goldsmith, wife of Otis Goldsmith.

Kettering Magistrates’ Court heard today that Mrs Goldsmith’s body was identified by a former partner Dean Bailey.

County coroner Anne Pember said a post mortem examination carried out by Home Office Pathologist Professor Guy Rutty in Leicester concluded the cause of death to be head injuries.

Mrs Pember did not release Mrs Goldsmith’s body, as further tests are to be carried out.

The inquest was adjourned until July 30.

Scene of the alleged murder of Jill Goldsmith

Scene of the alleged murder of Jill Goldsmith

Mrs Goldsmith married her husband 10 months ago and they lived together in a property next to Northamptonshire Police’s headquarters.