Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Sarah Jane Rutherford

Delivered on 11 April 2014 at Perth.

Finding of Coroner King.


The deceased was a 28 year old female who died on 27 December 2009 after falling from an overpass onto the Mitchell Freeway in Hamersley while on leave from Graylands Hospital.

The inquest was held together with the deaths of nine other persons who had been held in care as involuntary patients at Graylands Hospital immediately before they died.

The Coroner found the deceased died on 27 December 2009 at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital from multiple injuries. The manner of death was suicide.

Catch Words

Involuntary patient : Graylands Hospital : weekend leave : multiple injuries : suicide.

Last updated: 15 July 2022

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