Inquest opened into the death of Mary Beusch, 81, found in River Welland in Stamford

AN inquest into the death of an elderly woman whose body was found in a river has been opened and adjourned.

Mary Beusch, 81, of St Martin’s Close, Stamford, was found in the River Welland near Albert Bridge, off Water Street, on Saturday morning.

Police were called to the scene at 9.20am.

A post-mortem has given the cause of her death as drowning. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

The inquest was opened and adjourned today (Wednesday).