Man found dead at Penzance Morrab Gardens beauty spot is named

A man found dead in a scenic park earlier this week has been named. Police were called to Morrab Gardens in Penzance on Monday after a man was found.

Emergency services attended the scene to try to help the man and take care of the management of the scene and remained at the scene for some time. The deceased man has since been named Gary Michael Turner, 49, of Penzance.

An inquest into Mr Turner’s death has been opened and adjourned. A full inquest hearing will be scheduled in due course to examine the circumstances and factors leading to Mr Turner’s death.

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Morrab Gardens is a municipal garden covering 1.2 hectares south of Penzance town centre. It is known for its Mediterranean and subtropical plants; and to house the Morrab Library in the park.

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