A POPULAR chef had a cocktail of drugs and alcohol in her system when she died, an inquest has heard.

Sadiane Roach, 22, was discovered hanged in woodland behind the Jacks Centre in Burnham Road, Latchingdon, on March 24.

She had been reported missing when she did not turn up for work.

Miss Roach, who was born in Maldon and grew up in Burnham and Latchingdon, had been known to mental health workers from childhood.

Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray recorded that Miss Roach had committed suicide at an inquest held in Chelmsford on Friday.